I'm going to Waterloo

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Subject: I'm going to Waterloo
because Lakehead and Nipissing will shut all doors that lead to a bright future.
[01-05-2006,17:51]
Anonymous
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Don´t fret. Your future neighbor may be a Lakehead graduate. You can then tell him all about your superior uni while exchanging gardening tips.
[01-05-2006,18:26]
Anonymous
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Honestly, how bad does it suck to waste 4 years of your life for a lousy lakehead degree?
[02-05-2006,02:16]
Anonymous
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It´s better than not having a degree I suppose.
[02-05-2006,03:16]
Anonymous
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Waterloo isn´t the school it used to be. There have been some questions in recent years whether Waterloo develops its ciriculum to benefit its students or to benefit Microsoft.

See http://news.zdnet.com/2100-3513_22-949945.html


[02-05-2006,04:02]
Anonymous
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As one student so succintly pointed out: "a whore may charge 2.3 million. But she is still a whore"
[02-05-2006,14:30]
anonymous
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Yeah it´s true. UW came under attack when it received "too much" funding from Microsoft.

Nonetheless, it still has that reputation that many prospective students and employers sought after.

And yes, saying that you´re a Lakehead graduate is embarassing no matter what you studied.

[02-05-2006,20:49]
Anonymous
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Well, at least I can say my Lakehead degree was developed for the benefit of the students.





[02-05-2006,21:28]
anonymous
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It was not a question of how much funding. UW was appearing to have allowed M$ to "buy" a portion of their electrical/computer engineering cirriculum. Over the years I see UW has become just another overrated degree factory supplying tech graduates to work in M$ Shops. It has become more of trade school, which is quite unfortunate IMO.

I take comfort in knowing that with my Lakehead degree at least, the academic cirriculum was developed for the benefit of the students and not some mega corporation with a history of questionable business practices.

In just a few decades, UW went from WATFOR to this lousy state. Can you spell academic integrity? I felt sorry for their grads when news first broke. What losers- Waterloosers!!!












[02-05-2006,22:46]
anonymous
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^ There really is no comparison between a Waterloo degree and a Lakehead degree.


[03-05-2006,01:23]
Anonymous
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No, you certainly can´t compare the two. A decade or so later after graduation, my immediate neighbors on my street are graduates from Waterloo and UBC. We each own what would be considered nice homes in one of Canada´s most expensive cities.

Of course, Waterloo has had some exceptionally successful grads over the years. I give Waterloo credit for that. But I also happen to know at least one Lakehead graduate who has gone on to successfully complete a law degree at Harvard. He is now a practicing lawyer in the U.S. Go figure.




[03-05-2006,03:04]
anonymous
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^ I doubt it. No Lakehead student is going to Harvard Law.
[03-05-2006,17:13]
Anonymous
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It?s true. There was an article in Lakehead alumni magazine a few years ago about him.
[03-05-2006,18:31]
anonymous



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