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A request for tickets email was sent out this morning to all donors, with a 5 PM deadline. Until that deadline passes, they have no reason to talk to non-donors.
Donate to MSU you cheap ass!
Then the next question is "what is your account number".
(Yeah they will check)
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Maybe they should hire Brian Conklin to run this as one of his many businesses to run. He'll put Austin Thornton answering phones for him.
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MSU Parking is the worst business run on campus. IM Sports has its fair share of kinks to work out, too. Just my opinion though.
Yeah, she will. Schools track everything. When loading into the system that gHost is purchasing tickets and to see what donar level he is currently at it will tell her that he does not qualify. Seats are also organized by donar levels to make sure that people who donate the 6 figures are placed in the nose bleeds.
I think I read that book...."Everything I'll Ever Need to Know I Learned in 9-12 Grades".
After 13 years of edumacation, who could teach me anything more? Learn something from PhDs? Leaders in their fields? Yeah, right....I'm good....
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I support you 100%. People who are down voting this have never been behind the scenes... I promise you it's even more of a disaster than you think. The MSU Ticket Office is absolutely pathetic. Wendy Brown is the worst ticket manager in the entire NCAA.
This post was edited by theSpartan 2 years ago
Actually they do this and know what your donation history is.
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Pfft. You really think you can't learn these things outside the classroom? If you think a general fact about history or humanities is more special when you pay a PhD to say it to you versus investigating it yourself, I've got a bridge to sell you.
The best educators FACILITATE learning and critical thinking instead of having you recite facts. I found the former to be a quality of perhaps 5% of the educators in my time at MSU. Many of those classes were filled with AWFUL educators who were either foreign speaking or in-over-their-head TA's. Maybe my experience at MSU was unique, but that's where I'm coming from and the point to which I'm speaking.
This post was edited by PPTPW51983 2 years ago
I don't think people are downvoting the questioning of the ticket office. They're downvoting (1) gHost; (2) the idea that gHost would only donate to get tickets; and (3) gHost.
At the implication that paying attention in high school history class means any subsequent knowledge about any of the humanities is unnecessary.
Look bro, if you think that the only purpose of an education is to teach you a narrow set of skills to work one specific type of job for the rest of your life, you should have gone to a trade school instead of a university with a liberal arts philosophy. Pretty much every university in the world requires you to take classes outside of your major to receive an at least somewhat well-rounded education. If you didn't want that, you shouldn't have come to MSU. It's not a money grab, it's their philosophy as an academic institution.
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Your computer does your math for you? Then you must have a sense about what math you need. I'm sure the course went beyond the basics. Heaven forbid that a math course might improve your thinking ability to problem solve. Math is more than just computation.
This post was edited by MSU Mathguy 2 years ago
Go back and re-read (or in your case read) what I said, BRO. I said students shouldn't be charged the same rate for classes outside of their concentration.
Also, BRO, I think you overestimate the willingness of the general student body when it comes to retaining information learned in those humanities courses. Most students don't give a sh*t and just want the 4.0, critical thinking be damned.
Serious question: How many of you remember most of your complementary education (that which was outside your major?)
What's more, BRO, the information gained from those courses outside of my major is MINUTE compared to the continuing education one can obtain beyond graduation.
If you think you're a well-rounded scholar because you took some IAH course about art history from some random point in history while exploring its influence from some war at the same time, you missed the point.
you may be correct, but accreditation standards are what force much of this.
Here's the thing: NO ONE HAS EVER ASKED ME TO DONATE. What is it, $100 or something? The donation isn't an issue, the issue is that I'm willing to donate now and MSU is unwilling to accept my money! I have another friend that donated at some earlier point and he's ineligible for these tickets as well, at least right now, for an event that's 3,000 miles away from MSU. I understand the donation issue but you would figure that MSU would welcome people willing to donate now in order to purchase tickets for an event. It's a great opportunity for MSU to get people to donate. MSU should be sending emails to alums in SW USA that haven't donated soliticiting donations and selling tickets thereby increasing the number of people donating and putting more Spartans in the stands.
And yeah, I'm still pissed that the ticket office never sent my Citrus Bowl tickets that I paid for and never refunded my money because they said they were sent.
This post was edited by Count gHostula 2 years ago
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Why? Do those professors not teach the same material? Is the education any different? I don't understand this philosophy. I understand that YOU don't want to pay for things YOU don't find important, but that's life and part of the educational philosophy of the school YOU chose to attend.
Here's the thing. Donars who did donate in the last fiscal year have first dibs. They have until 5pm today to make that decision. If there are tickets left over, you will be able to purchase these.
The school only has information that you have given it. If you have not updated any of your contact information, they cannot call you and ask for your donation. On the other hand, they shouldn't have to ask you to donate. You are most likely, at least try to represent yourself on the board, in a position where you should be looking for tax deductible places to donate money. MSU allows you to do so and earn the ability to have tickets to major athletic events. MSU is more than willing to accept new donations, but you shouldn't get ahead of the people that have been donating over a period of time or donated before people like you who only want to donate to attend this one event. If you want to start donating give them a call, I am sure Dorn, who in charge of premium seating donations would love to talk to you.
I'm unwilling to accept the status quo.
If the university needs to change the way it operates for the better, it should do it. The truth is, professors DON'T teach the same material and YES, the education IS different because some can't speak english, may have horrible teaching skills, or some are simply terrible at testing your knowledge of the material.
Why do you think we have prof rankings? Why do you think students go out of their way to be in a section with a certain teacher?
If your implication that the education is uniform were true, none of the aforementioned would be necessary.
Wait...you think a $100 donation would get you tickets?
This post was edited by MalibuMan 23 months ago
If it makes you feel any better, you probably would have had to donate $2000 to have the priority level needed. Maybe $5000.
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I am guessing a 5 year pledge of $5,000 a year.
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