Category Archives: grad school

Progress

Well, I’m 15 pages away from being finished with reaching the 120-page minimum for my thesis.  So that’s the progress of the day. Can someone get me a cookie?  They’re in the freezer. Advertisements

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Hooray!

Today, I was offered and accepted the Kidd Fellowship for next year.  This means I’m staying on for another year, in which I will write, assist the director of our pretty cool Kidd Tutorial Program, and… you know, learn, without … Continue reading

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Today is just yesterday’s hangover

Yesterday sucked. Teaching, as usual — that was fine, except for the part where it’s still too early in the day for me.  But then, my group and I had a 2-hour presentation on the educational system of Russia for … Continue reading

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Mail call: What Are You Going to Do With Your Life?

Today, waiting for me in my e-mail was a note from the Federal Government, reminding me that I should reapply for Federal Student Aid if I’m going to continue to be in school.  It was a perfectly innocent message, but … Continue reading

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Today, I learned about France

I’m in a seminar on comparative higher education.  All of the students have been divided into groups, and my group is first tackling France’s system of education.  We have to prepare a presentation on the system and then critique it, … Continue reading

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The revised list

I’ve hit the end of the term (crunch time?  do we get free Crunch bars, because I could get behind that) and I now have to revise my Personal Canon, the list of 40 or so books that are my … Continue reading

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I should keep track

I’m reading, as mentioned to some, Truth and Beauty by Ann Patchett. In it, while discussing (memoirizing?) her friendship with the poet Lucy Grealy, she talks about being in the MFA program at Iowa: For us, Iowa was an abundant … Continue reading

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