In this relative lull, I figured I'd mention that after getting the offer at Minnesota I talked to a friend of mine who's in his third year at the program, who said that A. the TA position isn't nearly as much work as they suggest (he estimated about 5 hours rather than the 20 mentioned) and they provide all the lesson plans for you, and B. if you're considering it at all, register your interest in the visit day, as funding for that dries up very quickly (although I did that today, and got a response from Wendy saying that she would be out until the end of the week due to snow, so I hope I don't regret this suggestion =P).
In general, it can be incredibly useful to contact someone in the program to get an inside view of what you might be getting into.
Anyone know whatís going on at UVA? I see other posters are perflexed as well but havenít really seen any explanations (nor confirmations that the two GC acceptances are real). I havenít been following this sweat thread nor GC until I got my first acceptance (UNC) so Iím a bit behind. To be clear, I havenít been rejected from UVA yet.