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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Bmblee888, Nov 14, 2002.

  1. Bmblee888

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    Is there a medical school called Lindenwood University in Missouri? My mom called me up in a frenzy yesterday and started telling me about this school in a rural part of Missouri. She said a friend went to see it and it was a pretty place. She said that the school is so desperate for money that instead of taking tuition money, they take pigs and crops from the students. Then they take the food and cook it in their cafeteria. She got all excited and told me I should apply there cause they're "desperate" to get students who would actually pay money. I am NOT about to do that cause my primary was submitted back in June. I tried to look up the school on the AAMC site, but I didn't find this school. Is my mom HIGH or what? Sounds to me like she's really misinformed.
     
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  3. Continuum37

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    Ummmm, it's not april 1st, but that's just ridiculously funny. Crops and Pigs and stuff for tuition? LMFAO!
     
  4. siempre595

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    I've heard of Lindonwood University, but I'm almost certain it does not have medical school. Try just looking up the university, I think it does exist. I haven't heard a word about a med school there though, and unfortunately I'm in Missouri...heehee, just joking, i'm trying to stay another 4 years.:)
     
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    you know there is this thing called google. you can enter text and it searches stuff on the internet for you, kind of like on SDN, except the machine does it instead of people. i think you should try it out; it's really neat. anyway, then address is www.googel.com or www.gougle.com or something like that. i think if you go to yahoo.com and search for googol.com you will find the right address.

    http://www.collegexpress.com/collegesearch/collegeDetail.asp?scid=2100278


    Degrees offered:

    Bachelor
    Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science.

    Master
    Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Science in Administration.

    Other
    Specialist in Education.

    I don't see medicine in there.
     
  6. siempre595

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    found it: http://www.lindenwood.edu/
    there's no med school.
    however this place is about 30 minutes from my house and i barely knew it existed....wow, feeling not so smart these days...
     
  7. tBw

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    Yes, Lindenwood exists. It does not have a terribly good reputation. It does not have a medical school.

    The *true* bit of what your mom said is that they do take barter in place of tuition. Last semester one girl bartered 30 pigs for tuition, and yes, they took the pork and cooked it and served it in the cafeteria. The idea behind this is that some farming or rural families do not have easy access to education and by cutting out the middle-men of selling the pigs at market, etc they can get a better return by bartering directly for tuition. The trial program was supposedly such a success in the eyes of the administration that they are reserving up to 30 spots for students that want to barter rather than pay tuition. Students must come from rural or farming families.

    I think it's all a bit strange...but hey, this is Missouri, home of 'strange'.... ;)
     
  8. lola

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    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
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    rofl

    I concur

    pigs for tuition!


    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
  10. lola

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    i guess i should add that it is pretty cool they do this (for people with a few extra pigs lying around who don't have much money). parts of this country are so strange...

    :laugh: :laugh: ...still laughing
     
  11. Bmblee888

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    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Hahaha that's hilarious! I told my mom that Lindenwood is NOT a medical school, and yet, she still insists... She said, "Well, then they must be affiliated with another medical school like in St. Louis. Sigh... Mom's can be so stubborn!
     
  12. Bmblee888

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    Oh yeah, and she also said I should really consider going to this "med school" instead of one in California because since it is in a rural area I won't have any distractions. I told her, "Yeah, except for the PIGS!"
     
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    I know a bunch of people who go to Lindenwood. Most of the baseball players from my high school seemed to have gone there. I didn't know about the pig stuff, though. That's funny.

    But yeah, definately no med school. And it is NOT located in a rural area, anyway. It has all the distractions of a normal town, plus St. Louis is 20 minutes away.
     
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    Ironically, Paul Harvey talked about Lindenwood on his show today, and mentioned that farm products can be used as payment for tuition.

    :laugh: :eek: :laugh:
     
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    This whole thread is scaring me.
    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
  16. Mutterkuchen

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    Here is the AP article from this summer . . .


    ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) -- With hogs bringing 40 cents a pound on a good day, Gina Kientzy fretted that her family's farm income would slump so much that she couldn't afford to continue college.

    But because of an innovative bartering idea at Lindenwood University -- trading hogs for tuition -- Kientzy graduated with a degree in business administration.

    The hogs were butchered at an USDA-approved processing plant in Troy, becoming bacon, sausage and pork steaks for Lindenwood's cafeteria.

    "It's basically so many pounds of pig in exchange for the price of attending classes. This played a big part in my education," Kientzy, 25, said. "I might not have been able to afford school without this idea."

    It's a concept the private school wants to extend to other agricultural goods that could feed students while financing higher education for farm families.

    Perhaps half a dozen students have gone through Lindenwood during the last couple of years by bartering hogs for tuition, said school spokesman Scott Queen.

    Queen said Lindenwood's president, Dennis Spellmann, came up with the idea after mulling how the school might help cash-strapped farm families.

    The school is working with the Missouri Pork Producers Association to spread awareness of its willingness to barter. Lindenwood's financial aid office is prepared to make arrangements for up to 50 students each school year to attend classes in exchange for fresh pork, plus a few other considerations.

    Tuition covering two semesters usually runs $11,200. But in exchange for hogs worth $3,200, the school will waive the balance of the tuition. Students are encouraged to apply for grants and scholarships, too.

    Room and board runs an additional $5,600 per school year. But in exchange for 10 hours of work each week at various campus jobs, which the university says is worth $1,800 per year, plus cash payments of $1,800, the remaining $2,000 for room and board is waived.

    The total potential savings could run as high as $10,000 per school year, Queen said.

    A consultant for Lindenwood, Carl Bearden, helped devise the pork-for-tuition program. A Republican member of the Missouri House, Bearden said in times of tight state funding for public higher education institutions, such barter arrangements should be more widely considered.

    "It could make the difference for students who want to learn but don't have the funding," Bearden said.

    Lindenwood has nearly 2,500 residential students this fall and another 3,500 commuter students.
     

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