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    2017 Fall
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    Ph.D. in English

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  1. Hi! Anyone in/heading to Eugene for the prospective student weekend at U of O? Would love to put some faces to the usernames.
  2. 2017 Acceptances

    @t. slothrop, I'm assuming an implied rejection from Utah. I did call over & they said official rejections were being sent out late this week, so should be getting mine soon. This was my only rejection this season of 5 applications, so I am at peace with it! Thanks for the update!
  3. 2017 Acceptances

    Anyone also waiting on the University of Utah? It seems like it should be coming up, but just wanted to ask! I saw a couple of waitlists posted on the survey, but I'm thinking those are for CW?
  4. Reactions to PhD Study

    I just wanted to add that I have really enjoyed reading the personal responses on this thread. I think I was struck most by the women here that have encountered unwarranted commentary about marital &/or maternal expectations. Like many of you here, I am also a first-generation college student, & fall into the category of the non-traditional student in the sense that I'm 26, have a husband & 3-year-old (both amazing, btw). As a WOC, I have been met with extraordinary support from mentors, professors, &, of course, my husband (he's also an academic). As far as my family is concerned, they lack an understanding of this world & what real impact it can make on our world. My father still wishes I had decided to become a real doctor. & most outside of academics just don't understand why I am so excited to be continuing my education for another 5-6 years. Someone just asked me today why I would want to keep going to school, & didn't I want to have another baby? Enjoy time with my daughter? I think men certainly face less stigma for continuing on with their pre-baby aspirations. For women, it's seen as a very selfish act. However, I am fully aware at the amazing opportunity I have to leave such an amazing inheritance to my daughter. & it's not money (as you all surely know), but, as you all have already stated, knowledge. Sending everyone here an incredible amount of support--especially to the women here! Cheers!
  5. 2017 Acceptances

    @eatthatbee, thank you so much! <3 @clinamen, very personalized e-mail/letter attached. Spoke directly about my CV & professors that would like to work with me (I mentioned no POIs deliberately on application). Sorry, still coming down off the high right now! Thank you!
  6. 2017 Acceptances

    I just got into my #1 choice--University of Oregon! Perfect fit & location for me/us! So so relieved right now. 2 acceptances & 3 still unknown (they send out decisions very late evidently). I AM FREAKING OUT. haha
  7. Venting Thread

    Not to stir the pot, but this is a venting thread. Am I right? I think everyone is a little on edge, but I'm sorry to hear things aren't going smoothly for you,@Yanaka! I hope they are able to work swiftly to get those issues resolved. I've seen both ends at work, and sometimes IT IS a total disregard of the student. Things happen!
  8. 2017 Acceptances

    It's Monnnnday! Best of luck to everyone as we (im)patiently await what this week will bring us!
  9. 2017 Acceptances

    I don't know if I'm feeling a surge of relief or anxiety! Probably both. But, alas, thank you for the general information. Signed, A Lurker
  10. 2017 Acceptances

    Ok, whomever posted the Trump University acceptance--you win today! Literally laughing & made me so happy when I normally have so much anxiety looking at that survey page!
  11. Southwest PCA?

    I didn't know where I'd be around Spring Break this year, so didn't get to submit an abstract this year! The regional one (SW) was so much closer & less expensive that I just decided it would be a bit better for me. Plus, Popular Culture is a little bit out of my field, but I have really enjoyed the change of pace. It is really fun! Hope that makes sense. I hope you have fun in San Diego! I haven't been (Anaheim is furthest South I've gone in CA), but let me know how it went. Edited to add: Sorry my response is a bit sporadic, I'm running on like 5 hours of sleep today. o.o
  12. Southwest PCA?

    I decided to take a break from GC during the SWPACA! Otherwise it would have been great to get together to commiserate over pending decisions! I didn't attend many sessions at this one, but it was fun. I did the national APA/ACA one in Seattle last year that was really interesting, too. Hope you had a great presentation.
  13. 2017 Acceptances

    Congrats! I'm sure there are more to follow!
  14. 2017 Acceptances

    Thank you for the encouragement on my madness! I hope you hear back soon from them & the others!
  15. 2017 Acceptances

    Similar situation except he did receive an official waitlisted e-mail. But maybe they are doing things differently this year! I understand about not wanting to give out your info just in case. My schools haven't even sent out decisions yet, but I still can't stop myself from refreshingly over & over again! AGH!