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    I don't know a thing about Michigan, but between UVA and Duke I'd actually pick Duke, academically. But if you're looking for a more indie-music-and-drunk-coed vibe, I'd definitely pick Charlottesville. I like Durham a ton, but it's definitely a might too stuffy for my taste.

    I'll tell it and think it and speak it and breathe it, and reflect it from the mountain so all souls can see it.

    by Hard Left on Wed Feb 25, 2009 at 06:56:21 PM PST

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    •  Interesting (0+ / 0-)

      How is it politically? Ann Arbor is a great college town, but I'm not a big fan of Midwestern winters.

      I'm leaning towards Virginia, but a Michigan scholarship makes them my #1 until Virginia offers something similar.

      I'm not sure I want to be somewhere as big as Durham, regardless of vibe.

      Thanks!

      •  Big as Durham? (0+ / 0-)

        Durham actually feels a bit smaller than Charlottesville, when you're there. The thing about C-ville is that it's only got around 45,000 permanent residents.  But when you add the non-native UVA population and the residents of Albemarle County (my real hometown, and very much a part of Charlottesville), it easily rivals the 200,000+ population of Durham.

        I do have to say, however, that Durham benefits mightily from being part of the Triangle -- the ability to hop in your car drive to a show in Chapel Hill or Raleigh almost makes the jock-centered drudgery of Duke seem worthwhile.

        In the end, there's really on one question that you need to ask yourself: Pavement or Superchunk? Therein lies your answer.

        I'll tell it and think it and speak it and breathe it, and reflect it from the mountain so all souls can see it.

        by Hard Left on Wed Feb 25, 2009 at 07:40:37 PM PST

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      •  Oh yeah, politically... (0+ / 0-)

        ...both Charlottesville and Durham are very similar: Liberal enclaves in a blue-trending southern state. I love the south, and so that, to me, is paradise. Others may disagree.

        I'll tell it and think it and speak it and breathe it, and reflect it from the mountain so all souls can see it.

        by Hard Left on Wed Feb 25, 2009 at 07:45:52 PM PST

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