Tell me about your dorm room experiences/expectations

My name is Maggie Koerth-Baker. I'm a reporter working with the Associated Press on a story about college dorm rooms, people's expectations about them, and what people do to make them feel more like home.

Here are some of the things I'm curious about: What your dorm came with when you moved in, what new accessory/furniture item you HAVE to have, crazy things you've done to make your dorm more livable, what your budget was and how that affected your dorm room decorating priorities, what things you thought you needed to buy...but really never used, and the things you never considered needing...but had to go buy later.

If you're interested in telling me a little more about your dorm experience or expectations, please drop me an email. You can reach me at maggie (dot) koerth (at) gmail (dot) com.


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Hi all,

I am currently compiling a book with a secured publisher about what people don't learn in college. The book combines real-life stories from recent graduates with time-honored insight from industry experts.

I need more grads to interview! Would you mind filling out the questionnaire at or sending a friend over to the site? I can use more submissions ASAP and would love to hear from you!


Textbook survey help!

Greetings! We are UConn MBA students conducting academic research on the purchase and resale of new and used textbooks, both on-line and at bookstores. Let us know your thoughts by going to the linked survey below. Thanks for your help, we appreciate it.
There are no risks for participating in this survey.  You do not have to complete this survey if you do not want to but we appreciate your taking the time to do so. It should only take you around 5 minutes to complete the survey.  Your responses are anonymous. The University of Connecticut Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the Office of Research Compliance may inspect the researchers' records to ensure such protection. If you have any questions concerning your rights as a participant in this study, you may contact the University of Connecticut Institutional Review Board at (860) 486-8802.
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My apologies if this has been asked before...I promise I did search for this before I decided to post:

Who would be your booking contact for Emory? And how would I get in touch with said person?

Also, if anyone wants to give me a little insight into your music scene there, that would be lovely...but I won't push it. Just the contact would be greatly appreciated.

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I have a question if anyone can help me by answering.

The last time I took classes was Spring 2006 and had to take out loans since I was paying for everything on my own. I ended up moving and my part time job doesn't pay enough and I've just been struggling with money, and I am supposed to go into repayment in November and I am wondering would that be deferred if I go back to school? I was planning on going back to school Spring 2007 anyway, and now I am just scared of having to repay so much money that I don't even have right now for food.

Thanks for your help


Hello! I joined in hopes that maybe someone could help me with some computer problems. I just had my computer built and it seemed like it was working just fine, but when I got everything on there, it randomly freezes up or I will get error messages that tell me the program I'm running must be terminated. Sometimes I even get a blue screen of death before it restarts itself. This computer has the ability to run a number of big programs at the same time and it has a really nice graphics card, so I do not understand the problem. The drivers all seemed to be updated, so that's not it.

If you know your way around a keyboard, please help! *cries*

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I already got all of my loan financial aid and whatnot and I wanted to take summer B classes which start July 3rd I believe. I am just wondering what would happen if I only took one class instead of two? Would they try to make me pay some financial aid back right away or what would happen?
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Help a grad student out

Hi Everyone. I am a graduate student in clinical psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. I am conducting research for my master’s thesis which is investigating sexual behavior in undergraduate males. The goal of this project is to create awareness for safe sexual practices in college. In order to get my masters I need more male participants and would really appreciate it if you could help me out and take an online survey which puts you into a raffle to win up to $250. Everything is confidential and the details are below.


We are looking for study participants to complete a 20-30 minute survey about recreational drug use and reproductive behavior. After completion, you will be entered into a raffle and have five chances to win $50 for a total possible winning of $250.

1.) Male
2.) At least 18 years old
3.) Enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university

Your responses will be strictly confidential and you will not be asked to provide any information relating to your identity. This research study is affiliated with the University of Texas at Austin. For more information, give us a call at (512) 232-4805 or visit the website listed below. All calls will be strictly confidential.

To take the survey now, please click on the following link: