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Lycaon

Microsoft just made my night! I just received my new computer today and found out that I'm eligible for a free Office 365 subscription through my school-issued email. So glad I won't have to pay for MS Office on top of everything else :/
Today, 06:26 AM
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moldy7887

Accepted to UK Anthropology PhD
Today, 12:14 AM
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windrainfireandbooks

My U of Toronto sweatshirt just arrived in the mail! Yipee!!
Yesterday, 07:37 PM
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    1Q84
    post a pic! i always really liked my UT gear... but so freaking expensive!
    Yesterday, 09:19 PM
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    windrainfireandbooks
    Will definitely post a pic when I am off work! :) School merch can be so costly, but I got this sweatshirt on sale. $20!
    Yesterday, 09:23 PM
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    Mwing
    Woot!! That's actually a really good deal. I just got my first sweatshirt and I'm graduating :P
    Today, 05:50 AM
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thatonegirloverthere

ERGGG group interview for MS program. Any advice will be greatly appreciated!
Apr 16 2015 05:52 PM
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    MidwesternAloha
    Have thoughtful and unique questions prepared so you stand out. Volunteer and don't wait to be called upon
    Yesterday, 03:35 AM
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MidwesternAloha

Would you rather be in a concentrated environment (your program is the only offered) or an interdisciplinary research environment?
Apr 16 2015 11:56 AM
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    GeoDUDE!
    I'd pick which project I thought would be more fruitful for future work. Though that is hard to predict at such an early stage, you have to remember that your dissertation work is only the beginning of your research
    Apr 16 2015 05:30 PM
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    MidwesternAloha
    In this case, I think the interdisciplinary program will be more broadly applicable. Not sure if that's a good or a bad thing.
    Apr 16 2015 07:27 PM
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    GeoDUDE!
    broadly applicable isn't what I'm talking about. You want to do be able to set your self up to investigate interesting questions for the next few decades at least.
    Yesterday, 05:02 PM
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NavyMom

Got the green light to start my thesis (and I have two years to work on it!) Also have my course sequence planned out... good to go! :)
Apr 16 2015 02:29 AM
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1Q84

Handed in MA thesis! WAHOO!
Apr 16 2015 12:04 AM
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Mechanician2015

Beginning to think that "funding information will come from the department" is just another form of polite rejection. Urgh.
Apr 15 2015 07:26 PM
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    Shamrock_Frog
    How long have you been waiting? I got an initial "you have been recommended for acceptance" letter, and then a formal letter later with funding information a week or so later.
    Apr 16 2015 03:23 PM
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MidwesternAloha

Is it normal to have a $400 fee for a PhD program?
Apr 15 2015 06:33 PM
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    rising_star
    I've never heard of that. Weird.
    Apr 15 2015 11:36 PM
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    jenste
    I've only heard of a tuition deposit of $100-300 to confirm acceptance. But that amount is applied towards your tuition fees.
    Apr 16 2015 05:37 AM
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    MidwesternAloha
    Yeah! If it was applied to my account somehow, I'd happily pay it. But since my tuition is free, I'm gonna see if there's a waiver.
    Apr 16 2015 11:11 AM
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MidwesternAloha

ACCEPTED! NOW I HAVE TO ACTUALLY CHOOSE BETWEEN SCHOOLS! CRUNCH TIME
Apr 15 2015 03:57 PM
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    awash_
    wooo! what a great problem to have, congrats!!
    Apr 15 2015 04:14 PM
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    MidwesternAloha
    I never expected this to happen! I had finally accepted my offer at the only school I got into and now, bam.
    Apr 15 2015 04:17 PM
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    gk210
    congrats!
    Apr 15 2015 04:48 PM
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Catria

Rejected by WUSTL off the waitlist on the deadline day...
Apr 15 2015 03:47 PM
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    FinallyAccepted
    Bummer. Sorry :( Do you have other prospects?
    Apr 15 2015 07:10 PM
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    Catria
    Now I am 100% sure I will go to Minnesota...
    Apr 15 2015 10:32 PM
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    FinallyAccepted
    Well, at least you don't have to go through this fun application process again. (This was my 2nd time doing it because I didn't get in anywhere last year.) So there's always that.
    Apr 16 2015 12:31 AM
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jujubea

good luck and best wishes to everyone still waiting...
Apr 15 2015 03:05 AM
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<ian>

Well, going to NCSU. The stress will never end will it?
Apr 15 2015 12:07 AM
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AKCarlton

entered the long-stretch of this semester: paper writings.
Apr 14 2015 10:56 PM
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awash_

signed a lease for mediocre student housing! aw man, it feels like 2009 again.
Apr 14 2015 02:47 PM
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    MathCat
    Hah, I'd be thrilled to have a lease for mediocre student housing. That's the only affordable option where I'm going...
    Apr 15 2015 04:14 AM