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    Evanston
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    2017 Fall
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    Astronomy

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  1. I just wanted to share this list of mental health resources for grad students that I found! https://scholarstudioblog.wordpress.com/2016/10/09/mental-health-in-academia/ Other than that, I definitely need to take advantage of my school's free counseling.
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    Pullman, WA

    I visited Pullman at the end of March and decided to attend WSU! I'm starting a physics PhD in August 2017. The quality of the research and department was the most important factor, but I also thought the town was charming. Everyone was very friendly and I liked the outdoorsy feel. I visited Moscow too and there's enough shops and things to do there. I'm not planning to stay in Pullman for life, but I think spending six years there will be fine. I'm going to have a car so I can take trips if I want to and get groceries. I applied for university grad housing, but if I can't get an apartment fro
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    Pullman, WA

    Hi everyone, It seems like this thread is kind of dead but I was hoping to get some more recent perspectives on Pullman and WSU. I was recently accepted for a PhD and I'm trying to decide if this is a place I want to spend the next 6+ years. My main concern is culture shock in small town life - I live right by Chicago now so I'm used to being able to get everywhere on public transit and having no shortage of plays, restaurants, and things to do. Is there much to do in Pullman besides the university? Is it really rural as in "drive through miles of farms to get anywhere" rural like the Mid
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