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    19th century U.S. history, modern Britain.
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  1. Fall 2018 Applicants

    OHSP - Thanks for the encouragement. Right now I don't see the light at the end of the tunnel, but I will slog along until I do. At that point, I can rejoice and offer encouragement to the next round of applicants!
  2. From what I understand in his posting, he is currently finishing undergrad and would like to continue with an online MA because there is no nearby in-person program. It seems he wants to teach high school with the MA after military service? You're right, he can skip the MA and apply for a PhD instead once he has served his duty. What I'm confused about is why he mentioned the PhD when his goal is to teach high school?
  3. He stated he has to serve his military commitment first.
  4. Fall 2018 Applicants

    I started the PhD application cycle at the beginning of this month, and just finished cleaning up and rewriting portions of two WS to my satisfaction which took three weeks. I made contact and have corresponded with several POIs while doing my M.A. coursework concurrently. I will be visiting some of the POIs in the next several weeks to discuss their programs. I'm about to start my SOP and GRE prep and will be busy with both for the next month, while still trying to keep up with my coursework. Although I have lined up my LORs, I have to remind them for a timely submission sometime in late October. To top it all off, I am doing an independent research paper of approximately 25-30 pages and after that's completed, have to prep for my M.A. oral exams in January. I knew this would be a long and involved process, but it's longer and more involved than expected. Sorry just had to vent. I will slog through until I finish, but it's been frustrating at times. For some of you who have are currently in PhD programs and even some who have completed their doctorate, did you feel when you were applying that it was a never ending process?
  5. Fall 2018 Applicants

    I have been doing just that the past couple of weeks and found out one POI is planning to retire, so I strongly second the advice to contact your POIs early.
  6. Fall 2018 Applicants

    Sigaba - Thanks for outlining the tasks at hand during this application cycle. Your advice is most useful.
  7. Schools and Controversies

    Yes indeed, especially for the privileged.
  8. Schools and Controversies

    He transferred to Penn for the last two years--reportedly helped by a friendly admissions officer who was a high school chum of Trump's older brother. He spent the first two years at Fordham U, reportedly majoring in golf. He was not a good student at either university.
  9. 2018 AHA Program Released

    I don't know, maybe a night or two of regret?
  10. Any of you ever get bed bugs?

    One or two apartments in my building had them. Even though the other apartments were bed bug free, everyone had to have their residences treated. That's because bed bugs travel from apartment to apartment through the walls. The exterminator had to actually spray inside the walls through cracks. So even if you treat your apartment they will come back if they are still in other apartments. Since you work in a science lab, ask your co-workers about treatment. If they don't know, they may know another scientist with knowledge of bed bugs.
  11. SLP Masters programs....advice!!

    Scroll down to Professional Programs and the SLP sub category will be staring you in the face. You should be able to get good advice there.
  12. Schools and Controversies

    "Don't do that. If you've taken the time to look up the grievances against Manning, then you've seen that she uses feminine pronouns." Thanks. I haven't followed Manning's story closely.
  13. Schools and Controversies

    For myself, I would not apply to an institution, only if that institution advocates and adopts an extremist policy--such as prohibiting free speech for example. In Chelsea Manning's case, HKS offered the fellowship and then rescinded the offer. It originated and ended within HKS, not Harvard University writ large. Critics of Manning made a case he/she was a convicted felon. Without additional evidence, it is impossible to determine the HKS' rationale for their decision--whether or not it was warranted. If I was interested in applying to the history PhD program at Harvard's GSAS, I wouldn't care what HKS did. What is more concerning for me is whether the politics or culture of the history department fits with my personality, or whether the program is a good fit. Graduate study within your specialty is a small world, within the larger universe of the university. YMMV.
  14. Schools and Controversies

    Sandusky was at Penn State, not Penn.
  15. 2018 AHA Program Released

    Thanks for sharing. Who would have thought that AHA annuals were such a hotbed (oops) of dating.