Re: College

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Posted by Nahrain from DNab4078e2.Stanford.EDU ( on Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 2:01PM :

In Reply to: College posted by Jeff from ( on Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 1:29PM :

: Nahrain, not that there is any difference between Assyrians and Chaldeans, but... people in Michigan don't have the faintest clue as to what Assyrians are, but they do know about Chaldeans. You are right about that. I think it's because Chaldeans are in the news more often...they build relationships at the community level because the majority of them own retail businesses.

****I agree. Also, from the looks of it, and I may be wrong, but a lot of Chaldeans like to be considered part of a sort of "Arab-Chaldean" group. Whenever I read the news and stuff, I get a lot of "Arab-Chadlean community" B.S. I am sure many Chaldeans are against this. It must be clarified that those are two distinct communities.

FYI, there is a little town called Assyria, michigan. I've never been there though..

: Side note: When I was working at Ford, after Sept. 11 one of my white co-workers asked me what I "was". I told him "Chaldean", and he said "A Chaldean bought me my first car." Apparently when he was in high school, he worked for a Chaldean (at a grocery store) and the owner loaned him money for his first car because he didn't have any.

: But about KZOO and expensive undergrad education... let me tell you... I wouldn't be going to LTU had it not been for the scholarship. It's around $6000 per semester here, and that does NOT include books, room and board, etc... so in 4 years that's over $48,000 for a little undergrad degree?? My parents could never afford to send me here, and I could never affor to go here.

****That is a lot of money. I guess a lot of poeple are in that situation. For some, there are no worries when it comes to money...

U of M--I hear its a sweet school. I don't like the big school lecture hall thing myself. My largest class had about 50-60 at most. My smallest class had about 3 including myself =) I would go to Ann Arbor for grad school though..its a different experience. My best friend lives there now and she loves it. A lot of Chaldean students at U of M Dearborn huh? They have a student organization webpage.

Note: When I use the term Chaldean, I don't do so in order to make them separate from am I sure you know. We're all one people.

Almost lunch time..


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