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15-01-2007
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is Northeastern sports oriented? I actually wanna go BU but they are pretty strict bout credit transfers so Im thinking NU. Where is this B-line that you are referring to? Is it in BU or NU? Thanks!
so I did ask my co-worker these questions...

he didn't think northeastern was sports-oriented, but said that perphaps that impression was because he wasn't into sports. as an outsider, I do get the impression that it is, but that may be because my main experience with northeastern is getting off the T and the big gym with glass windows is right there, so you automatically think, oh look, a bunch of athletes.

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is Northeastern sports oriented? I actually wanna go BU but they are pretty strict bout credit transfers so Im thinking NU. Where is this B-line that you are referring to? Is it in BU or NU? Thanks!
If you're torn between BU and NU, I'd have to suggest BU. From what I've heard from students considering both schools, NU is the lesser of the 2. (Ahem, I might be a little biased, though. GO BU!)

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A bit off-topic: I went UMass-Amherst for undergrad and BU for graduate, and I must say I liked UMass better b/c the administrators were more caring and attentive, and it was much more of an "University" enviroment. Yes, BU is a "better" school, but I felt I learned a lot more academically, and about life and myself at UMass. I cannot imagine having the same experience at BU.

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the louis boston items should be arriving at filenes basement any day...

is alan bilzarian on sale yet?

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so I did ask my co-worker these questions...

he didn't think northeastern was sports-oriented, but said that perphaps that impression was because he wasn't into sports. as an outsider, I do get the impression that it is, but that may be because my main experience with northeastern is getting off the T and the big gym with glass windows is right there, so you automatically think, oh look, a bunch of athletes.
hehe that's funny. i hope its not though coz i'm in a sports oriented school right now and all they ever talk about are the games and the lame frat parties uggghh

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If you're torn between BU and NU, I'd have to suggest BU. From what I've heard from students considering both schools, NU is the lesser of the 2. (Ahem, I might be a little biased, though. GO BU!)
I actually really wanna go BU but they wont accept any of my business subjects and I honestly dont wanna redo all of them

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A bit off-topic: I went UMass-Amherst for undergrad and BU for graduate, and I must say I liked UMass better b/c the administrators were more caring and attentive, and it was much more of an "University" enviroment. Yes, BU is a "better" school, but I felt I learned a lot more academically, and about life and myself at UMass. I cannot imagine having the same experience at BU.

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Hi pinkcouture! thanks for all the info you have provided

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okay I've narrowed down my choice to 3 schools: NU, Babson College, and Bentley College:

I know Babson and Bentley aren't in Boston but I was wondering whether you guys have something to say about them as well. I would really2 appreciate it if anyone can rank them based on: diversity(ie international students), sports oriented, and campus safety. Thanks sooo much in advance

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this thread is getting a little too off topic with the college talk...

if anyone has insights for young_princess please send her a PM

thanks.. and good luck with your decision making young_princess

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this thread is getting a little too off topic with the college talk...

if anyone has insights for young_princess please send her a PM

thanks.. and good luck with your decision making young_princess
oopss sorry didnt know if there was a place in the forum to post these questions. and yes please do pm me and thanks!

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from boston.com

Original Filene's Basement to begin move

Fileneís Basement, the Boston landmark that birthed the bargain, said it will close its original downtown store in the late summer or early fall for about two years to accommodate the major redevelopment of the building it occupies in Downtown Crossing.
The century-old merchant will begin moving part of its operation to the first floor in February from its current two basement floors in the building on Washington Street. The discounter expects to reopen in its renovated space in the spring 2009.
Filene's Basement, one of the city's top tourist attractions, said it is working with the city to determine the feasibility of a temporary location in downtown Boston during the construction phase. City officials and local merchants expressed concern in a Globe story on Saturday about the expected closure which would create a massive void in the heart of Boston's downtown shopping district.
ďAs an historic flagship store in Downtown Crossing, we fully understand the importance of our presence in Boston. After exhausting all possible scenarios we have been advised that it is not safe to stay in our current location while a complex redevelopment is underway,Ē Fileneís Basement president Mark Shulman said in a statement.
ďWe will be working with the city to explore all options, including a possible temporary location," he said. "We will continue to be open for our loyal customers at our eight other Massachusetts locations.Ē
Filene's Basement employees were notified this morning of the temporary closing. The company could not provide details on the job status of the 220 employees at that location.
Filene's Basement had originally planned to relocate temporarily upstairs during the renovation of its store, which are part of a $625 million project to redevelop the former Filene's department store building. The project calls for a 38-story tower, hotel, condominiums, and retail stores.
Edward A. Filene founded Filene's Basement in 1908 as a way to sell excess merchandise from his father's department store upstairs. The basement pioneered the concept of bargains when it devised a system of automatic markdowns, where merchandise is discounted on a set schedule that customers can track.
While other Filene's Basement stores today sell discounted merchandise, only the Downtown Crossing location maintained the automatic markdown system.

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interesting...

i'm glad to hear about the renovation... the basement location could definitely use an upgrade (and a bigger fitting room(s))

the appeal of the downtown crossing location is definitely the bigger selection and the automatic markdown system (flawed as it may be)
and also the vault--i've been to other filene's basement locations that have items marked that they are from the "vault" but are actually out among the other merchandise--maybe separated in a way that is comparable to what tjmaxx is currently doing with their "runway" thing..

i wonder if they will continue the automatic markdown thing if the relocate for the renovation...
i'm sure we'll be hearing about new developments as they occur

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i really hope they change the dressing room. i see so many women in there wearing no underwear...or worse tan pantyhose with no underwear...

communal dressing rooms are horrible!

another article in the globe said that they were "thinking" of doing away with the automatic markdown when they reopen in 2009.

i think its good that mayor menino is mad about the closing. i'm glad he is sticking up for shoppers!

it would be really nice for some people if stores like zara, mango and forever21 moved in downtown.

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i totally agree with the fitting room assessment ... if i see one more older woman going commando with her pantyhose i just might lose it
it's really disconcerting to look in the mirror and try to assess how something fits only to get a view of some woman's naked body... then you try to hide your reaction and do everything in your power not to look... because god forbid they catch you

another thing i don't love is that everyone else can see what you're trying on... and some women have been compelled to tell me their opinions on the items... like surrogate mothers or something.. "that's really short but you're young so you can pull it off"

anyway, excuse the rant...
i would hate it if they did away with the automatic markdown system because that's definitely one of the biggest appeals of the store

i also agree with you, lucy about stores like zara/mango/forever 21 moving over there.. it would really breathe some new life into the shopping in downtown crossing

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i just posted this in the Boston streetstyle thread but i think it prob fits better in here...

About the Natick Mall expansion and the confirmed new stores...

An exerpt from an article entitled "From Wonder Bread to the Natick 2007 Expansion"

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General Growth also worked to renovate the interior of the existing mall during 2006, and by November of that year, the work was complete. To mark its completion, a fashion show and press conference were held on November 17. But the morning was not only devoted to the existing mall: General Growth used the opportunity to announce several of the tenants slated to open at Natick. The official list released during the conference consisted of Louis Vuitton, BCBG, Stil, a relocated Coach store, Lacoste, Oakley, The North Face, J. Crew, Zara, Johnston & Murphy, Martin + Osa, and Teavana.
The rest of the article about the whole process of the expansion can be found here:
http://www.framinghamnatickretail.co...ead/index.html

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