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soproperlybasic last won the day on April 13 2018

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  1. Hi! I'm at Fordham. We don't do interviews, to my knowledge.
  2. I'm at Fordham and we fully fund our PhD students for 6 years. We're pluralist, and have lots of people working on both sides of the divide. Happy to answer more questions if you have them.
  3. Hi everyone, I'm thinking of applying to a few MFA programs in poetry. Currently enrolled in a PhD in philosophy in NYC (this is my third year) but I'm thinking I might want to switch direction, at least for a bit. I only plan on applying to programs in NYC (and thankfully ones with no GRE). I just want to try my luck, so no harm no foul if I get rejected. So I probably will only be applying to Columbia, NYU and Hunter. I think I can somehow cobble together some good poems from my collection and have been submitting to a bunch of lit mags/journals lately, but the literary essay for Columb
  4. Also at Fordham and am happy to answer any questions you might have! I'm helping to run the admitted students day events, as well, so our paths may cross if you're visiting.
  5. Congratulations on the acceptance! Will you be attending?
  6. I will second @Rose-Colored Beetle's first comment here (not so sure about the second one regarding the analytic-continental distinction) but it sounds like Fordham could be an option for you. We have a world-famous Nietzsche scholar here who also does work on Heidegger and Gadamer. We also have a number of colleagues interested in Foucault, Deleuze/Guattari, Marx, and others--it seems like Fordham is trying to bring in more people interested in political philosophy and ethics (looking at my own cohort as an example) . We've recently made some great ethics hires to strengthen our department's
  7. Sorry to hear this! I wasn't shut out, but I was rejected at majority of the schools I applied to. I remember how utterly depressive I felt for pretty much all of admissions season--it's a lot to deal with. Good luck with Marquette, and take care!
  8. To my knowledge, they were aiming to get decisions out by the end of Feb (but I could be 100% wrong, I'm just inferring this from an assignment I'm working on for prospectives as a GA to the chair)
  9. I also had an obsession with washing dishes during admissions season. It was a mindless but productive task that kept me from refreshing my email/the results page 600x!
  10. I graduated with a 3.6 (although my philosophy GPA was closer to a 3.8, I was a double major) and I now attend Fordham (which isn't ranked, but is still a well-known program). UNC also kept me in the running until pretty much the last moment, so it can be done.
  11. I was like this. I didn't hear from UNC until the last possible minute (April 13th), when they told me I had still been under consideration the whole cycle...and then proceeded to reject me on the 15th.
  12. I just followed grad students and profs from all kinds of programs, and from the programs I wanted to attend! If you do make one, I'm happy to follow you/direct you to people who might be helpful to talk to or follow! PM me if you'd like.
  13. I also attend Fordham. I applied to a bunch of programs and Fordham was the only PhD that accepted me (though UNC had me on one of their 'hidden waitlists' until April 13th, and then rejected me). I wrote 5 different drafts of my writing sample, and most of the people who helped me with it were actually not from my own department. Some very kind grad students and professors from other schools took the time to aid me with revising, rewriting, etc because my mentor was on sabbatical and unreachable. I highly recommend creating an academic twitter for this purpose: there's a huge philosophy commu
  14. I'm going to echo what @markovka said here: there is no such thing as a safety school. I wouldn't look at funded MA's as safeties either. Philosophy is deadly competitive, no one is guaranteed anything.
  15. I attend Fordham and we get about $24k or so? I don't live in the Bronx (I'm in upper Manhattan) and I don't have a roommate, which means most of my pay goes towards rent. Definitely factor in the cost of the subway for living in NYC: I have an unlimited monthly pass that's about $120 or so, but comes in handy.
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