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Achtung !! Does that Duke interview belong to anyone here? Wondering if it was a POI/DGS email since it appears to have arrived after what are called "business hours" ???

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also, it is for English (i don't know if they've historically done interviews?) or Literature?

 

edit: i know it says it's for English, but i'm curious if they're starting to do interviews now when it doesn't seem like they appeared to in previous years or perhaps was it mislabeled...

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clarification

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33 minutes ago, Sav said:

Thank you for the info!! I’d heard about that from my advisor and it made me a bit nervous to apply. However, I talked to a couple of current graduate students and they seemed to be doing well. 

One of my professors who recently graduated from there and an assistant professor who completed her postdoc there recently also warned me against applying last year. I didn't notice any causes of concerns though.

 

17 minutes ago, dilby said:

Achtung !! Does that Duke interview belong to anyone here? Wondering if it was a POI/DGS email since it appears to have arrived after what are called "business hours" ???

From the information I've gathered, most people who post results don't have an account. I'd also like to add a note here that we might not know exactly when the user received the e-mail because it may not be the same time they posted the result.

(Though, I think I posted my results fairly quickly during my cycle except when I was teaching.)

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11 minutes ago, mandelbulb said:

also, it is for English (i don't know if they've historically done interviews?) or Literature?

its english

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5 hours ago, placeinspace said:

This is out of nowhere, but I just realized I haven't heard anyone else on here talk about WSU- did anyone else apply there this year? I know last year's board seemed to have at least a couple applicants there.

I applied to WSU -- they have the digital humanities component I long for. 

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tfw u butt dial an unknown number the person hears some weird orgy shiz n then says Hey u accepted to santa cruuuuuiz WTF?!?!?!?!?! 

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19 minutes ago, pdh12 said:

tfw u butt dial an unknown number the person hears some weird orgy shiz n then says Hey u accepted to santa cruuuuuiz WTF?!?!?!?!?! 

Congrats!!!

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omg thanks y'all! this is seriously just the beginning for this thread, and i sense in a Big Way. Even just from our quippy posts I can tell it's a room full o genius.

n then the funny sobering comes...cuz..i wonder if the funding makes it a struggle at UCSC after all...info to come, apparently

edit: side-note just to say, this feels extra crazy because none of my family has ever graduated high school.

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1 hour ago, pdh12 said:

 

edit: side-note just to say, this feels extra crazy because none of my family has ever graduated high school.

My dad graduated high school not ever having learned to read, so I feel like I can kind of relate. It’s amazing and humbling to realize the privilege and joy of an education, especially when you’ve seen the challenges that come from not having that privilege. 

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@pdh12 congratulations! Maybe we will be cohortmates! UCSC is my top choice, i am enthralled with the work their faculty is doing as far as hemispheric approaches to American lit. goes, plus I heard from a professor that graduated two years ago (now on track for tenured position) that Angela Davis teaches a course every couple of years!!! I am also worried about funding and costs of living... we wil just have to see :)

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This is unrelated to anything but I googled Madison's English dept today and I could not stop laughing when I saw that this was Google's suggested photo

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@j.alicea Oooo!!!!!! All of that is so exciting!!! Yea, what scared me most about the impending funds news was how extremely nice the email and call were...like...too nice, right? and the email says they know how much funding will play a factor in my decision...breath batedddddd

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Hey! Also a lurker, finally decided to join the conversation. If only to talk to someone in the same boat as me. It has become increasingly difficult for me to do anything else. Anyway, I just wanted to revive this earlier discussion on the thread regarding the importance of interviews. Someone had posted about it being necessary if and only if the adcom people seek clarifications on your profile etc. I mean, why do all the interview programs never mention it on their websites? I mean, why would you want to keep it out? I understand the bias angle that seeps in once you let a face to face interaction decide qualifiability. However, if you're protecting yourselves, you're also going against some basic principles of transparency in the admission process in the first place! I don't know. It just seems unfair to be thrown into this purgatorial abyss where you don't even know what to make of these developments! An implied rejection is just as heartbreaking if not worse. With Chicago taking it upon itself to make it even more ambiguous, all my angst is getting channelled into this rage against the helplessness of it all. I remember this post from last season(?) where someone got accepted to Columbia and mentioned how surprised she was since she didn't get an interview! Really? What do we make of this? Do interviews imply a shortlist of sorts? Any clarity on this would be highly appreciated. 

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Damn I just realized that I mention one of the profs who's interviewing me at Chicago in a footnote in my sample, and what's more, that I take issue with their entire argument in the work I cite. HMMM this is about to be interesting.

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1 hour ago, FiguresIII said:

Damn I just realized that I mention one of the profs who's interviewing me at Chicago in a footnote in my sample, and what's more, that I take issue with their entire argument in the work I cite. HMMM this is about to be interesting.

I had a professor who that happened to, but on the interview panel to work at a university. They had published an article critiquing one of their field’s cornerstone theorists, who happened to be on the panel. They said the person acknowledged it and was just like, “thanks for the engagement.” And they still got the job in the end. In this process my profs have been reminding me that not everyone in departments agree nor do they all like each other. But I think your having deeply engaged with the work of a faculty member there, even in disagreement, will ultimately show you know your field. 

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Ughhh the waiting game...

Implied rejection for me from Wisconsin, and not high hopes for Duke.

Anyone applied to Carnegie Mellon? Past data shows they should be in contact soon. 

@WildeThing What date did you project to hear from Vanderbilt?

Been super anxious about schools meant to make decisions this and next week, but not sure if that’ll be better than waiting in silence in the lull before February decisions. 

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9 minutes ago, arbie said:

Anyone applied to Carnegie Mellon? Past data shows they should be in contact soon. 

I applied to Carnegie Mellon and I'm getting so anxious! I keep checking the website even though my gut tells me we won't hear anything from them this week. 

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10 minutes ago, effietheant said:

I applied to Carnegie Mellon and I'm getting so anxious! I keep checking the website even though my gut tells me we won't hear anything from them this week. 

I have my fingers crossed we hear something tomorrow based on when they contacted last year, but next week could also happen—it’s so much worse waiting when it feels closer!

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26 minutes ago, arbie said:

I had a professor who that happened to, but on the interview panel to work at a university. They had published an article critiquing one of their field’s cornerstone theorists, who happened to be on the panel. They said the person acknowledged it and was just like, “thanks for the engagement.” And they still got the job in the end. In this process my profs have been reminding me that not everyone in departments agree nor do they all like each other. But I think your having deeply engaged with the work of a faculty member there, even in disagreement, will ultimately show you know your field. 

That's reassuring, thanks!

I think they'll be nice about it, maybe it's something that made me stand out. I do engage with the argument in depth. In any case the interview should mostly be about future work, so i don't expect it'll be a big deal.

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2 hours ago, arbie said:

I have my fingers crossed we hear something tomorrow based on when they contacted last year, but next week could also happen—it’s so much worse waiting when it feels closer!

Oh god, I didn't even know when they contacted last year... Honestly, I kind of wish these things still worked the "old-fashioned" way with a letter in your mailbox. That way, you're just waiting for the mail to arrive once a day, not constantly refreshing a website or inbox! 

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