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From [email protected] Sun Jan 22 22:52:51 1995
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From: Kaya Bekiroglu <[email protected]>
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Subject: RFD: soc.college.admissions
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Request for Discussion (RFD)

Newsgroup     :      soc.college.admissions
Status        :      unmoderated
Distribution  :      world
Summary       :      Information about the college admissions process
Proponent     :      Kaya Bekiroglu <[email protected]>

This is a formal Request for Discussion (RFD) on the creation of
an unmoderated soc.college.admissions newsgroup, and has been
posted in accordance with the Guidelines for Newsgroup Creation.

Rationale:

       Choosing and applying to colleges is a daunting task.
Financing your college choice is equally tough.  There have been
sporadic queries on misc.education and soc.college about college
admissions, and although many college students and admissions
officers have volunteered their time answering these students'
questions, there exists no dedicated forum on USENET for this
purpose.  As the number of high school students with net access
grows, these posts will no doubt increase. Soc.college.admissions
will provide a means to consolidate this knowledge and so
increase its profile and usefulness.

Charter:

       Soc.college.admissions will be a forum for discussion of
college admissions (both graduate and undergraduate), financial
aid, and the advantages and disadvantages of specific colleges
and universities.  Input from admissions officers and current
college students is especially encouraged. Soc.college.admissions
will serve as a repository for college addresses (email and
postal) deadline information, and tips to make the application
process easier on both the applicant and the admissions office.

FAQ:

       A FAQ list for soc.college.admissions will be created
following the approval of this group.  Its contents will be
determined by the needs of the newsgroup's participants.

Voting:

       If there are no significant revisions to this RFD, a Call
for Votes will be issued shortly after the end of the 21-day
discussion period.

Follow-ups:

       All follow-ups to this RFD should be directed to or cross-
posted to news.groups.

From [email protected] Mon May 29 22:37:07 1995
Path: uunet!bounce-back
From: [email protected] (Daniel Hartung)
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,soc.college,misc.education,alt.kids-talk,alt.parents-teens,alt.education.higher.stu-affairs,alt.folklore.college
Subject: CFV: soc.college.admissions
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Date: 28 May 1995 18:50:40 -0400
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                     FIRST CALL FOR VOTES (of 2)
               unmoderated group soc.college.admissions

Newsgroups lines:
soc.college.admissions	The university admissions process.

Votes must be received by 23:59:59 UTC, 18 June 1995.

This vote is being conducted by a neutral third party.  For voting
questions only contact Daniel Hartung <[email protected]>  (the
votetaker).  For questions about the proposed groups contact
Kaya Bekiroglu <[email protected]> (the proponent).

RATIONALE

This is the rationale for the proposal as submitted by the proponent.

Choosing and applying to colleges is a daunting task.  There have been
sporadic queries on misc.education and soc.college about college (and
university) admissions, and although many college students and
admissions officers have volunteered their time answering these
students' questions, there exists no dedicated forum on USENET for
this purpose.  As the number of high school students (and parents of
high school students) with net access grows, these posts will no doubt
increase.  Soc.college.admissions will provide a means to consolidate
this knowledge and so increase its profile and usefulness.

CHARTERS

These are the newsgroup charters as submitted by the proponent.

Soc.college.admissions will be a forum for discussion of college
and university admissions processes (both graduate and undergraduate),
the advantages and disadvantages of specific colleges and universities,
and test preparation (including, but certainly not limited to, the
SAT-I, SAT-II, ACT, GRE, TOEFL, and Advanced Placement tests).  In no
way will discussion be limited to American institutions.

Input from admissions officers and current college students is
especially encouraged.  Soc.college.admissions will also serve as a
repository for college addresses (email and postal), deadline
information, and advice to make the application process easier on both
the applicant and the admissions office.

HOW TO VOTE

Send MAIL to:  [email protected]
Just Replying should work if you are not reading this on a mailing list.

Your mail message should contain *one* and only one of the following
statements (DO NOT QUOTE THE ENTIRE CFV IN YOUR VOTE):
      I vote YES on soc.college.admissions
      I vote NO on soc.college.admissions
      I ABSTAIN on soc.college.admissions
      I CANCEL on soc.college.admissions


OFFICIAL SOURCES OF THE CFV

The only official sources for copies of this CFV are the UseNet newsgroups
to which it is posted including news.announce.newgroups and the votetaker.

IMPORTANT VOTING PROCEDURE NOTES

Anything other than the official ballot may be rejected by the automatic
vote-counting software.  The votetaker will respond to your received vote
with an automated acknowledgement by e-mail - if you do not receive one
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your vote is registered correctly.

Only one vote per person, no more than one vote per account.  Addresses
and votes of all voters will be published in the final voting results
list; this is a public vote.

Duplicate votes will be resolved in favor of the most recent valid vote.

Anonymous votes will not be accepted.  Votes mailed by WWW/HTML/CGI forms
are considered anonymous votes.  (The vote must be mailed directly from
the voter to the votetaker.)

In cases where voting fraud is determined to have occurred, it is standard
operating procedure to delete ALL votes submitted by the violator.

Anyone who distributes pre-filled ballots, shortcut instructions, or
modified copies of this CFV commits voting fraud.  If you give anyone
copies of the CFV, the copies must be whole and unmodified.

When in doubt, ask the votetaker.

From [email protected] Thu Jun  8 17:18:56 1995
Status: RO
Path: uunet!bounce-back
From: [email protected] (Daniel Hartung)
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,soc.college,misc.education,alt.kids-talk,alt.parents-teens,alt.education.higher.stu-affairs,alt.folklore.college
Subject: 2nd CFV: soc.college.admissions
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                     LAST CALL FOR VOTES (of 2)
               unmoderated group soc.college.admissions

Newsgroups lines:
soc.college.admissions	The university admissions process.

Votes must be received by 23:59:59 UTC, 18 June 1995.

This vote is being conducted by a neutral third party.  For voting
questions only contact Daniel Hartung <[email protected]>  (the
votetaker).  For questions about the proposed groups contact
Kaya Bekiroglu <[email protected]> (the proponent).

RATIONALE

This is the rationale for the proposal as submitted by the proponent.

Choosing and applying to colleges is a daunting task.  There have been
sporadic queries on misc.education and soc.college about college (and
university) admissions, and although many college students and
admissions officers have volunteered their time answering these
students' questions, there exists no dedicated forum on USENET for
this purpose.  As the number of high school students (and parents of
high school students) with net access grows, these posts will no doubt
increase.  Soc.college.admissions will provide a means to consolidate
this knowledge and so increase its profile and usefulness.

CHARTERS

These are the newsgroup charters as submitted by the proponent.

Soc.college.admissions will be a forum for discussion of college
and university admissions processes (both graduate and undergraduate),
the advantages and disadvantages of specific colleges and universities,
and test preparation (including, but certainly not limited to, the
SAT-I, SAT-II, ACT, GRE, TOEFL, and Advanced Placement tests).  In no
way will discussion be limited to American institutions.

Input from admissions officers and current college students is
especially encouraged.  Soc.college.admissions will also serve as a
repository for college addresses (email and postal), deadline
information, and advice to make the application process easier on both
the applicant and the admissions office.

HOW TO VOTE

Send MAIL to:  [email protected]
Just Replying should work if you are not reading this on a mailing list.

Your mail message should contain *one* and only one of the following
statements (DO NOT QUOTE THE ENTIRE CFV IN YOUR VOTE):
      I vote YES on soc.college.admissions
      I vote NO on soc.college.admissions
      I ABSTAIN on soc.college.admissions
      I CANCEL on soc.college.admissions


OFFICIAL SOURCES OF THE CFV

The only official sources for copies of this CFV are the UseNet newsgroups
to which it is posted including news.announce.newgroups and the votetaker.

IMPORTANT VOTING PROCEDURE NOTES

Anything other than the official ballot may be rejected by the automatic
vote-counting software.  The votetaker will respond to your received vote
with a semi-automated acknowledgement by e-mail - if you do not receive
one within several days, try again.  It's your responsibility to make sure
your vote is registered correctly.

Only one vote per person, no more than one vote per account.  Addresses
and votes of all voters will be published in the final voting results
list; this is a public vote.

Duplicate votes will be resolved in favor of the most recent valid vote.

Anonymous votes will not be accepted.  Votes mailed by WWW/HTML/CGI forms
are considered anonymous votes.  (The vote must be mailed directly from
the voter to the votetaker.)

In cases where voting fraud is determined to have occurred, it is standard
operating procedure to delete ALL votes submitted by the violator.

Anyone who distributes pre-filled ballots, shortcut instructions, or
modified copies of this CFV commits voting fraud.  If you give anyone
copies of the CFV, the copies must be whole and unmodified.

When in doubt, ask the votetaker.

From [email protected] Tue Jul 11 13:28:45 1995
Status: RO
Path: uunet!in1.uu.net!bounce-back
From: [email protected] (Daniel Hartung)
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,soc.college,misc.education,alt.kids-talk,alt.parents-teens,alt.education.higher.stu-affairs,alt.folklore.college
Subject: RESULT: soc.college.admissions passes 145:28
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                               RESULT
        unmoderated group soc.college.admissions passes 145:28

Voting for soc.college.admissions closed 23:59:59 UTC, 18 June 1995.

This vote was conducted by a neutral third party.  For voting
questions only contact Daniel Hartung <[email protected]>  (the
votetaker).  For questions about the proposed groups contact
Kaya Bekiroglu <[email protected]> (the proponent).

SUMMARY

            unmoderated group soc.college.admissions passes 145:28

There were 145 YES votes and 28 NO votes, for a total of 173 valid votes.
There were 7 abstains and 2 invalid ballots.

For group passage, YES votes must be at least 2/3 of all valid (YES and NO)
votes.   There also must be at least 100 more YES votes than NO votes.

There is a five day discussion period after these results are posted.  If no
serious allegations of voting irregularities are raised, the moderator of
news.announce.newgroups will create the group shortly thereafter.


Newsgroups lines:
soc.college.admissions	The university admissions process.


CHARTERS

These are the newsgroup charters as submitted by the proponent.

Soc.college.admissions will be a forum for discussion of college
and university admissions processes (both graduate and undergraduate),
the advantages and disadvantages of specific colleges and universities,
and test preparation (including, but certainly not limited to, the
SAT-I, SAT-II, ACT, GRE, TOEFL, and Advanced Placement tests).  In no
way will discussion be limited to American institutions.

Input from admissions officers and current college students is
especially encouraged.  Soc.college.admissions will also serve as a
repository for college addresses (email and postal), deadline
information, and advice to make the application process easier on both
the applicant and the admissions office.


FINAL VOTING ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The following list of addresses is copyright 1995 by Birch Grove
Software.  Use for any purpose other than verifying the vote
for this newsgroup is prohibited.


soc.college.admissions Final Vote Ack

Voted Yes
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[email protected]                                          Aaron R. Priven
[email protected]                                          Adam Bonin
[email protected]                                          Keith Baird
[email protected]                                    Patrick Srail
[email protected]                                                    Ann Rivera
[email protected]                                                  Alan Kors
[email protected]                                             Ananda M. Kar
[email protected]                                        ANIL K. KOCHHAR
[email protected]                                          Jim Arnow
[email protected]                                                    Jim Ault
[email protected]                                          A. Hedges
[email protected]
BASIN::GOMEZ_V"@gusher.pb.utexas.edu                                   V Gomez
[email protected]                                      BICKLEY JAMES H
[email protected]                                          Laura Bivins
[email protected]                                 Bellave Jayaram
[email protected]                                          Bonnie Forman
[email protected]                                 Douglas P. Shannon
[email protected]                                     Aliza R. Panitz
[email protected]                                          Robert W. Burke
[email protected]                                         Ruoyu Wang
[email protected]                                    Mark W. Schumann
[email protected]                             Christopher B. Stone
[email protected]                                        chiahao chang
[email protected]                                           Christopher C Parks
[email protected]                                      Cheryl Goldstein
[email protected]                                 Cheryl Lathrop
[email protected]
[email protected]                                         Chris Stamper
[email protected]                                    Ms. Christian Reiten
[email protected]                                          Bob Holloway
[email protected]                                                  Cindy Wang
[email protected]                                 David J. Greenberger
[email protected]                          Darla Bauknecht, Admissions MS 148
[email protected]                                             Daniel DuBois
[email protected]                                       Diana Judith Jine
[email protected]                                         Del Hager
[email protected]                                       Dodge Johnson
[email protected]                                         David Mocko
[email protected]                                                   Donna Martin
[email protected]                                                    Bret Dooley
[email protected]                                                 David Rauh
[email protected]                                            Daniel S Chen
[email protected]                                                     Don Yates
[email protected]                                                Eric Garbos
[email protected]                                                     eklecia
[email protected]                                                         Eli Lehrer
[email protected]                        Zoli Fekete, keeper of hungarian-faq
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]                                              Chris Fleek
[email protected]                    Ratthapol Rangkupan - SCPO - 3736988
[email protected]                                                    Gabriela Nass
[email protected]                                                   Robert Gaut
[email protected]
[email protected]                                            Glenn J Keeler
[email protected]                                     Mitchell Golden
[email protected]                                         Glenn R. Kurtzrock
[email protected]                                               Judy Greengrass
[email protected]                                          Harvey Striegler
[email protected]                                           sTeVeN cHeUnG
[email protected]                                Hirisave L. Pratap
[email protected]                                 Heidi Sue Smith, EWU Admissions
[email protected]                             Justin J Cleveland
[email protected]                                  Old Man Kensey
[email protected]                                           Jerry Hiniker
[email protected]                         Zubeneschamali (J.Cidell)
[email protected]                                                        jean m ley
[email protected]                                        Jim Rome
[email protected]                                               John Katzman
[email protected]                                                           Jonboy
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[email protected]                                                  Josh Smith
[email protected]
[email protected]                                             Jason Willoughby
[email protected]                                            Jon Wright
[email protected]
[email protected]                                       Kaya Bekiroglu
[email protected]                                              Kim DeVaughn
[email protected]                                             Karen Clark
[email protected]                                         Tim Kresse
[email protected]                                  Kirk Smothers
[email protected]                                            Kirk Wattles
[email protected]                                    Martin Schroeder
[email protected]                                          Lisa J. Oliveira
[email protected]                                                  Lance K. Chun
[email protected]                                        Lynne Seamans
[email protected]
[email protected]                                    Michelle Mader
[email protected]                                                   Mike Bates
[email protected]                                                  Mimi Tam
[email protected]                                                 Matthew W. Mayo
[email protected]                                 David Maurice
[email protected]                                               Mark Smith
[email protected]                             Michael R. Swigart
[email protected]                                               Matt Thueson
[email protected]                       Michelle Whittingham, (509)359-6582
[email protected]                                                     Nigel Allen
[email protected]                                          Nick Ingegneri
[email protected]
[email protected]                                           Noel Hendricks
[email protected]                                                 Nancy Sweet
[email protected]                                   Matthew S. 'Opie' Warren
[email protected]                                                 Owen Davis
[email protected]
[email protected]                                           Philip M. Gelber M.D.
[email protected]                              Hemant Vasant Sawant
[email protected]                                               Paul Hoffman
[email protected]
[email protected]                                      John Pimentel
[email protected]
[email protected]                                              Tan Ping Yee
[email protected]
[email protected]                                                   Brian Quinby
[email protected]                                              Rebecca Drayer
[email protected]                                    R. M. Bugarin
[email protected]                                                  Ruth M. Sylte
[email protected]                                                    Roger Barnes
[email protected]                                      RICHARD
[email protected]                                        Rosalind Mackraz King
[email protected]                                    Ross Penner
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[email protected]                               the Bitter Pirate LeSann
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[email protected]                                    Sean Sengenberger
[email protected]                                                               shk
[email protected]                                                          snarf
[email protected]                                                        [none]
[email protected]                                        Sonya Gail Reid
[email protected]                                                Scott Norman
[email protected]                            Technical Intelligence-MN-USA
[email protected]                                           John R. Tegtmeier
[email protected]                             Lani Teshima-Miller
[email protected]                                         Thaneth Watanakosin
[email protected]                                       Tom Granvold
[email protected]
[email protected]                                                 Troy Reynard
[email protected]                                               Tabor J. Wells
[email protected]                                               Shannon Smith
[email protected]                                                 Yeechang Lee

Voted No
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[email protected]                                              Collin Howell
[email protected]                            David W. Crawford
[email protected]                                               Christopher Ward
[email protected]
[email protected]                                              Doug Clow
[email protected]                                   Craig Burley
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[email protected]                                                       Gordon Engel
[email protected]                                           Geoffrey Newman
[email protected]                                                Ian Jackson
[email protected]                                    Johannes Stille
[email protected]                                     John R. MacWilliamson
[email protected]                                               Hasnain Khan
[email protected]                                                     Leigh Melton
[email protected]                                         Helge Nareid
[email protected]                                     Neil Readwin
[email protected]                                                Pete Bastien
[email protected]                                               Ryan Waldron
[email protected]                                             Richard H. Miller
[email protected]                                         Steven Inglis
[email protected]                                         Smarasderagd
[email protected]                                                  Dwight Brown
[email protected]                                            Thomas G. McWilliams
[email protected]                                        Tim Pierce
[email protected]                                         Risto Widenius

Abstained
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[email protected]                                            C. Douglas Baker
[email protected]                              Kenneth P Crouch
[email protected]                                   Mark Anderson
[email protected]                                          M Mike Taksar KC6ZPS
[email protected]                                                  M. Otto


Votes in error
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[email protected]
   ! No vote statement in message
[email protected]                                              Scott Evensen
   ! No vote statement in message


VOTING TRIVIA:

The first vote was cast by [email protected] at 18:01 on 28 May.
The winning vote was cast by [email protected] at 10:05 on 12 June.
The last vote was cast by [email protected] at 04:12 on 18 June.

All times CST.

 
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