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Re: FB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #103365 on: May 11, 2022, 01:40:22 pm »
Looks like the MIAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships could be rout for the Johnnies if the events go according to the chalk.

I went through and scored the publicly reported results (as found on the Track & Field Results Reporting System, or "TFRRS") from MIAC competition this year as if it were the meet itself.


There's no guarantee as to the veracity of the information posted to TFRRS, although I think it is mostly reliable. Some schools are downright derelict when it comes to reporting, so that will skew results a bit as well.

I would be shocked if SJU won by 76 points come Saturday evening.

Kick us out!

President Anderson (or his successor) wants to be a the top of the heap! He's going to have to take SJU out and then Gustavus shortly thereafter.
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Re: FB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #103366 on: May 12, 2022, 12:45:36 am »
Big changes at St. Mary’s. https://www.startribune.com/students-devastated-after-st-marys-univ-decision-to-cut-11-programs/600172498/

I’m sure we’ll be seeing similar changes at other Minnesota schools both private and public
   
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Re: FB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #103367 on: May 12, 2022, 09:36:25 am »
Big changes at St. Mary’s. https://www.startribune.com/students-devastated-after-st-marys-univ-decision-to-cut-11-programs/600172498/

I’m sure we’ll be seeing similar changes at other Minnesota schools both private and public

Wow. Lots of stress on colleges these days. Let's hope for Saint Mary's that this isn't the start of a death spiral for the school (i.e., cut programs leads to fewer students, which leads to more cut programs, which leads to fewer students, which leads to closing/consolidating/etc.) Hopefully this is just prudent pruning so that the school can grow without the dead weight of a major like "music industry" or "human services." What concerns me is cutting core liberal arts majors like English and history--despite those majors having mediocre at best return on investment.



I know this was brought up several months ago, but it is worth re-posting again for context. Saint Mary's is near the middle of the pack as far as fiscal health. Makes me wonder what we could see from a place like Hamline in the near future.
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Re: FB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #103368 on: May 12, 2022, 02:40:36 pm »
My cousin has a bachelors and masters in history from Colgate.  She's a stay-at-home mom.  ::)

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Re: FB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #103369 on: May 13, 2022, 09:22:59 am »
My cousin has a bachelors and masters in history from Colgate.  She's a stay-at-home mom.  ::)

Hear, hear! There are plenty of baristas with political science, art history, theater, etc. degrees.
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Re: FB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #103370 on: May 13, 2022, 09:29:01 am »
Here's a fun challenge:

Step #1: Go to your college or university's "majors & minors" webpage where all majors and minors are listed

Step #2: Conduct a word search for "Studies"

Step #3: Find a major from the search results that is not a complete bulls**t program.
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Re: FB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #103371 on: May 13, 2022, 09:40:17 am »
SJU posted some footage of spring practice yesterday for those who are interested.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCW8fE8jIFU
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Re: FB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #103372 on: May 13, 2022, 10:22:46 am »
Here's a fun challenge:

Step #1: Go to your college or university's "majors & minors" webpage where all majors and minors are listed

Step #2: Conduct a word search for "Studies"

Step #3: Find a major from the search results that is not a complete bulls**t program.

That was an interesting challenge.  Almost entirely what I would categorize as a waste of time and money, save for 2 of them - Social Studies (for education majors) and Biblical and Theological Studies, which is relevant for those going into ministry or planning for seminary.

Peace Studies was my winner for biggest waste of time, just beating out Gender Studies.  Leadership Studies won the "vague" category for  me.

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Re: FB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #103373 on: May 13, 2022, 11:05:23 am »
Here's a fun challenge:

Step #1: Go to your college or university's "majors & minors" webpage where all majors and minors are listed

Step #2: Conduct a word search for "Studies"

Step #3: Find a major from the search results that is not a complete bulls**t program.

That was an interesting challenge.  Almost entirely what I would categorize as a waste of time and money, save for 2 of them - Social Studies (for education majors) and Biblical and Theological Studies, which is relevant for those going into ministry or planning for seminary.

Peace Studies was my winner for biggest waste of time, just beating out Gender Studies.  Leadership Studies won the "vague" category for  me.

Point taken on social studies. Although, I think that social studies is kind of a mutant child of several disciplines--history probably being the most notable, combined with political science, and a little economics (generally really, really bad economics).

Biblical and Theological Studies could just simply be titled "Theology" as every theology program that I'm aware of incorporates a study of the bible to a substantial degree.

Peace Studies should be nothing more than a concentration of a Philosophy major.

Don't even get me started on Gender & Sexuality Studies degrees--I see no merit or utility there at all.
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Re: FB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #103374 on: May 13, 2022, 05:41:10 pm »
Here's a fun challenge:

Step #1: Go to your college or university's "majors & minors" webpage where all majors and minors are listed

Step #2: Conduct a word search for "Studies"

Step #3: Find a major from the search results that is not a complete bulls**t program.

That was an interesting challenge.  Almost entirely what I would categorize as a waste of time and money, save for 2 of them - Social Studies (for education majors) and Biblical and Theological Studies, which is relevant for those going into ministry or planning for seminary.

Peace Studies was my winner for biggest waste of time, just beating out Gender Studies.  Leadership Studies won the "vague" category for  me.

Point taken on social studies. Although, I think that social studies is kind of a mutant child of several disciplines--history probably being the most notable, combined with political science, and a little economics (generally really, really bad economics).

Biblical and Theological Studies could just simply be titled "Theology" as every theology program that I'm aware of incorporates a study of the bible to a substantial degree.

Peace Studies should be nothing more than a concentration of a Philosophy major.

Don't even get me started on Gender & Sexuality Studies degrees--I see no merit or utility there at all.

I guess it fits the stereotype that most Johnnies avoided women's studies.

Jokes aside some of these majors can be beneficial if you have a specific plan.  Some are good for teaching and certain types of grad school.  The key to any major is having a plan on how to use it which most people ignore.  I wish I hadn't majored in English.  Eventually I got an accounting degree which is serving me well.  Schools do cut programs that don't mesh with the identity of the school.  St. Olaf dropped communication and some of its education programs.  I know nursing was at one point on the chopping block.  I know we have talked about it some on this board, but I think the MIAC is due to see at least 1 school fail or have to fully merge with another one. 

Also don't worry Johnnies we are planning to vote you out soon so you can join UST at the D1 level.  I am joking of course, but with the direction of the NCAA and athletics I could see a ton of movement between divisions in the coming years.  I see a few D1 coaches regularly, and they keep telling me the portal and NIL has created a mess for schools.

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Re: FB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #103375 on: May 13, 2022, 08:54:34 pm »
It’s not football but it’s still good to watch.  Jays v Gusties.  Bottom of the sixth.



EDIT:  Hamline has a great ballpark.  I would enjoy watching games there.

EDIT II: No wonder it looks so good.  I see that Hamline shares it with the Saints.

EDIT III: Remind me to never post photos during a Johnnie football game.  The Gusties have scored one in the seventh to trail 7-5 and have loaded the bases with no outs on two errors.
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Re: FB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #103376 on: May 13, 2022, 09:32:47 pm »
Goooooooooooooo Johnnies!  A pinch hitting sophomore ties the game at 9 with a two-run, off the fence two-out double in the top of the ninth!  Was so close to a Natural moment.

EDIT:  Damn, the Gustie right fielder made a spectacular score saving catch to send the game to the bottom of the ninth tied at 9.  The Jays will try and hold them and send the game to extra innings.  Man, of all the things I miss most about home, it’s ball games like this.  I love being at the park for a high-tension game.
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« Reply #103377 on: May 13, 2022, 09:43:01 pm »
It’s the top of the tenth and the Jays have the go ahead run on second and I need to drive #3 to work.  Curse kids. Who the heck ever said they were a good idea?
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Re: FB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #103378 on: May 13, 2022, 10:01:22 pm »
Gah!  Heartache.
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Re: FB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #103379 on: May 13, 2022, 10:03:22 pm »
Johnnies lose 11-10 in ten innings.  Poor pitching (again) and three errors do them in.  They lost to Gustavus 17-7 yesterday.  Bethel only needs to win 1 of 2 from Gustavus tomorrow to claim the championship.
   
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