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  1. The NYU interview was me. I'm a bit of a strange applicant: my advisor was poached by MCC last year, and so if I wanted to continue working with him, I had to apply and see what would happen.
  2. Going off on a (well, mostly unrelated) tangent, does anyone ever shell out for the season student football tickets? I assume it's mostly crazy undergrads that do, but surely there must some crazy grad students as well? I'm kinda tempted to...but that may just be my sports-deprived undergraduate life speaking.
  3. Oh no! That's terrible. >__< I applied in a different language, so I've no idea what the funding allotment looks like, and now I'm a wee bit scared to call them--it would kinda kill me to be dumped after such a long wait. ughhh. maybe i'll just grit my teeth and wait for bad news to come to me instead..
  4. I didn't hear anything yet--my departmental secretary told me two days ago they received word on how many fellowships in total they could deliver, and now they have to do some number-crunching to figure out who would get how much funding, so it would take a few days. Maybe today or tomorrow?
  5. Awwww, thanks! I haven't started looking yet--if I get lucky I might know by the end of the week, but I'm not counting on anything until I receive word. One of my friends goes to Berkeley for her Ph.D, so I figure if it comes to it, I could get something with a September lease and crash with her for a few days--I'm moving across the country if I go to Berkeley, so it's just weird to think I still don't know what's going to happen with less than a month left.
  6. So, what are the chances of getting a safe place to live if I start looking now? Berkeley still hasn't gotten back to me with my FLAS fellowship information (delays at the Department of Education what now), so I haven't bothered looking for a place yet, since I can't go if I don't get the fellowship. I assume I'll hear back some time this month because it'd be absurd if I didn't, but I'm worried there won't be places left to take by the time they get back to me. Any advice for room-hunting on such short notice?
  7. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who's been suffering a long wait--I was admitted back in February! It's waiting for godot, graduate school style. haha.
  8. I read your previous post--it honestly sounds like you don't have much to worry about, as A-'s aren't the end of the world, and your B.A record looks to be near flawless, and your GRE scores are good. Just focus on your language preparation (languages, above all else, are critical for area studies programs) and completing your MA for now--you seem smart enough to do well in your M.A program if you just take it easy and try not to overload yourself. While I'm not NELC (I'm a South Asianist), I can assure you that most programs don't look for flat out perfection by the numbers, but good research fits. So make sure your desired programs fit what you want to research. Other than that, I'm not sure what to tell you--your stats are a lot better than mine, so I can't really tell you there's much to improve there.
  9. When do people start looking for housing for the fall semester? I'm wondering because I won't find out my fellowship results (and thus, whether I'll be going at all..) until mid-June, and I'm wondering if it'll be too late to find something decent. On the other hand, I've heard of people coming to Berkeley the day before classes start and ending up with a place. and is cal rentals worth the $20?
  10. http://gismaps.oaklandnet.com/crimewatch/ that's the link for Oakland's crime stats map, in case anyone's thinking of living down there. I've been looking at listings in the Rockridge and Temescal areas myself.
  11. Wow! Thanks, Jae B. and appliqed! Now I'm a wee bit worried I'll end up eating my stipend away in all those places, hahahaha. I'm sure it'll be worth it, though. nothing better than a happily full stomach. (and Jae B., no food post is too long, in my opinion.)
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