August 24, 2011 at 7:00 pm in INFORUM
MOORHEAD Enrollment at Minnesota State University Moorhead is down slightly this fall as a result of a change in admissions criteria. Continue Reading
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MSUM is a great school. It doesn’t pitch a tent for sports and it isn’t so derp derp that it hires foreign professors who don’t speak English to teach their classes… unlike NDSU. I would know, I’ve been to both. MSUM was far superior for someone who was there to learn.
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Yeah, you go on believing that. I’ve been to both as well. No comparison on the quality of the instructors–NDSU dominates. Perhaps you just didn’t like the instructors and took the cheap shot here.
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Try telling that to my Calc 2 class where the teacher was from Russia and was unable to communicate with the students. It was so bad that we all pushed our tables together and taught ourselves the class and ignored the teacher’s broken ramblings. This happened all the time in various courses. They hire anyone and everyone from India, Pakistan, Russia, etc. The students are not impressed.
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Lots of MS people here this a.m., or just the SU haters. Say what you want, I had the same thing with instructors at MS, who couldn’t communicate worth a crap. You’re going to run into it at any school. And BTW, there are many times the name of the school carries weight. Ask Concordia grads.
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How much “weight” a school name carries depends heavily on the major. Each school has their strong points, but neither is very well known.
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What do you mean it doesn’t pitch a tent for sports? What’s that $15 million hockey program that keeps rearing it’s ugly head?
True, the hockey idea will never get off the ground, but MSUM still tries to be a sports wannabee.
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I mean MSUM clearly focuses more on recruiting students who want to learn something and not just play sports. If you want to learn, MSUM is great – smaller classes, more compact campus, hell I always got in every class I wanted, mostly at the times I wanted. Not so at NDSU. Even parking is 1000x better. You might say NDSU has better name recognition. I would argue that employers don’t give a crap where you went to college as long as it was a 4 year degree and you got good grades. The only time college name comes into play is when you are talking Ivy league.
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I went to NDSU in the late 80s/early 90s and the accent-thing was a problem then, too – although I’m sure it’s a problem at other schools. Of course, students who complained they were not getting their monies-worth (because they couldn’t understand the instructor) were branded “racists”.
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MSUM is an outstanding University that has produced graduates who have gone on to have remarkable careers. MSUM has never been known to “blow their own horns.” They produce a quality product but do it very quietly. Carry on with your excellent educational programs and thank you for a proud history for more than a century. The upper Midwest if proud of you!
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I submit that any school that accepts me as a mascot could take care of many of their problems in one stroke of the club. http://deadhorsecoarsecourse.areavoices.com/
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While you’re at it- ask Concordia grads who actually paid their own way about the debt they are in.
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I’m finding it amusing that there is discussion about the prestige of the schools, here- Using the universe of Concordia, MSUM or NDSU. Folks, we’re not Harvard, Wharton, Stamford or the University of Minnesota. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves. I’m a proud MSUM grad- had a great experience and have had a good career. but c’mon folks…………….
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That bland new logo they just unveiled should really bring enrollment numbers up. Unless they attach it to a marketing campaign that highlights their academic focus and value, I don’t really see the point of changing the logo. The dragon was cool. The flaming M is corporate and boring.
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