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  • Re: My University Treated Me Like a Criminal Over a Joke

    If anything that could potentially create a hostile work environment was reported to HR, HR would be a lot busier than they are.

    Perhaps in a workplace of boorish bullies, but not every workplace is like that. Also, it can matter whether something actually creates a hostile environment.

    (Yes, women can be guilty of inappropriate workplace behavior. Why would you find that surprising?)
  • Re: How to Get Through Applications Without Screwing Up Parent-Child Relationship?

    So are you saying that kids are applying to more schools because of the rising cost of schools and the schools not being transparent about what need based aid and merit aid might be available or offered? Or that you have to apply to get an idea of what amount of aid might be offered? Sorry if I'm being obtuse.

    Some people may apply to more schools because they are seeking scholarships, where there is little transparency (other than automatic-for-stats ones).

    While net price calculators have made financial aid more transparent for many people with respect to many colleges, some people with less common financial situations may still find need-based financial aid not to be transparent, so they may apply to more schools hoping for better need-based financial aid. It is still more stressful for some than when prices were lower, and more people knew that the list price was affordable.
  • Re: My University Treated Me Like a Criminal Over a Joke

    Coddling does not matter. People should know that being gratuitously offensive is not necessarily helpful to themselves or others. And they should know that if they say racist things, people will judge them to be racist.

    Then again, perhaps some people find that being gratuitously offensive or racist helps them find and fit in with a crowd that they want to be with. Since that crowd seems to be getting more mainstream now, perhaps they see a benefit for themselves there, even if increasing racism and hostility will increase conflicts that will diminish America's greatness.
  • Re: Apply to the Right Number of Colleges

    Minimum number for a college bound student is one -- an affordable safety with the desired academic offerings.
  • Re: How to Get Through Applications Without Screwing Up Parent-Child Relationship?

    TiggerDad wrote:
    Clearly spell out what the consequences are by not meeting the deadlines,

    If no affordable safety has been selected and applied to, just mention that the default safety is starting at the nearby community college and leave it at that.