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Why Can’t I Refinance My Student Loans…Again?

Every few months for the last two years, I get a letter from some company asking me to call re getting a lower interest rate for my student loan. The first time I got one of these letters, I promptly called. However, I was disappointed to learn that since I had already consolidated my student loans in the mid 90s shortly after I graduated from college, I was not eligible to get a reduced interest rate. I was bummed. New graduates could now consolidate at 4%, I was stuck somewhere in the 8% range. Somehow, that does not seem fair. […]

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2005 Rose Bowl Game

I am a little late in saying this, but mega congratulations to my friend VY and her Texan Longhorns who beat Michigan in the 2005 Rose Bowl game with a last second field goal. I would have liked the result to be different, but I guess you cannot win them all. In addition, it is their first time at the big dance so it was good for them to win. Having said that, it still sucks to see Michigan get to the granddaddy of all bowl games two years in a row and loose. Hmmm. I suppose us Michigan fans […]

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Chicago Big Ten Speed Networking

If you are a Big Ten graduate and plan to look for a new job in the New Year, then mark your calendar for event below. BIG TEN SPEED NETWORKING EVENT Are you looking for a new job? Are you looking to expand your professional network? If so, then consider joining other Michigan graduates as they participate in the upcoming Big Ten Speed Networking event. When: Thursday, February 17th, 2005 5:30-6:30 Registration and Welcome Announcement 6:30-7:30(-7:45ish) Speed Networking 7:45 – Networking Where: 410 Club, 410 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois Why: Speed Networking is a unique and time-efficient way to […]

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Drop in Black Admissions

I’m not surprised to learn that enrollment of African American students at some major Universities across the country has dropped. Universities Record Drop In Black Admissions By Michael Dobbs Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, November 22, 2004; Page A01 ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Despite winning a marathon Supreme Court struggle last year to continue using race as a factor in admitting students, the University of Michigan is reporting the smallest class of African American freshmen in 15 years. A similar decline in the number of incoming black students has been recorded at many state universities across the country, from California […]

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Michigan & Ohio State Say No to SBC

I’m a little late in posting, but looks like Michigan and Ohio State backed away from renaming their annual football game: SBC Michigan-Ohio State Classic. Somewhat surprised, because when I blogged about the deal, I got much of my information from the official Internet site for Michigan sports. Heck, they had put out a press release and linked to the SBC site specially created to play up the rivalry. Therefore, if I had to guess, I would suspect that some alums got wind of the deal and expressed their displeasure. Granted I too had some objections to the deal, but […]

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