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That would be me. My first acceptance and I’m thrilled.

just got my Michigan offer. 6 years funding. Fuck. 

IN AT YALE!!!  IM GOING TO LOSE MY MIND I DON'T KNOW WHO I AM ANYMORE 

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Just now, gooniesneversaydie said:

One of my cats' name is Coraline ;) The book and movie are both legit. 

I love it! I actually was scared of the book cover in elementary school. 😂I didn't read it until a few years later. Equally as amazing!

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2 minutes ago, tinymica said:

@gooniesneversaydie @spikeseagulls based on movie taste I think we should be friends y'all

 

3 minutes ago, tinymica said:

I love that for you. If it makes you feel any better I am glued to my laptop ignoring a full STACK of work right next to me

 

4 minutes ago, caffeinated applicant said:

oh also lest I give the good people of gradcafe the impression that I am actually competent enough to do anything right now...

my partner is washing all the dishes from the last three days and baking the frozen pizza while I sit on the ground lmao

 

1 minute ago, spikeseagulls said:

I second this!!!

Out of reactions, but let me just say, thank God for ya'll and this forum. I love being a sad sack amongst other sad sacks! Bless you Gradcafe community. Bless you.

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30 minutes ago, Wimsey said:

This thread has convinced me to break out the ice cream this evening. Also, I have to put in a plug for my all-time favorite movie, Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes.

Two rejections for me today (one of which I'm really quite sad about), so I may follow suit. I'm a huge Hitchcock fan, but haven't seen The Lady Vanishes (my idiosyncratic forever favorite being Rope).

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You'd think I'd learn out of all my rejections, but I do not have a healthy amount of outcome-detachment from one of my remaining schools. (It's not an Ivy, which somehow makes it even more dangerous.) I keep finding myself staring out the window during work going, "But the interdisciplinarity...." 

honestly I can't wait to be an actual sufferable person again lol

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28 minutes ago, The Hoosier Oxonian said:

Two rejections for me today (one of which I'm really quite sad about), so I may follow suit. I'm a huge Hitchcock fan, but haven't seen The Lady Vanishes (my idiosyncratic forever favorite being Rope).

I really like RopeLady Vanishes remains my favorite because it was the film that got me into old movies when I was 14. It's the perfect Hitchcockian blend of thrills and humor.

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19 minutes ago, brownjournal said:

I’m currently on an airplane and purchased in-flight WiFi just so I can keep checking the Brown application portal and this forum, just putting that out there

oof you can tell it is Rough when you pay money for the in-flight wifi!! 

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On 2/19/2020 at 6:38 PM, karamazov said:

What are folks' thoughts about fellowships vs. opportunities to teach upper division courses? Of my two current top choices, one is offering me a fellowship for my first year, and the other requires me to teach my first year. The school that requires teaching the first year, though, offers opportunities for students to teach upper division literature courses when they're ABD, and I'd love to have that experience. Since research-focused positions are even rarer than teaching-focused positions (which themselves are, of course, insanely rare), I would think the extra courses would be good for pitching myself to a teaching-focused institution when I'm on the market, but then again, a year on fellowship sounds pretty nice. Of course I'm considering a number of other factors, but I'd be interested to hear what y'all think about this point. 

I think there are a few questions to ask here:

1. Are the opportunities to teach upper division courses guaranteed and are they in an area you're interested in? 
2. Do you think you can balance coursework with teaching while also adjusting to a new location? The coursework period is a time where you can get substantial feedback on papers. That feedback and relationship buiding might not be possible if you're balancing too many things.
3. Are you required to teach during your dissertation year?
4. Have you taught before?
5. What's the time-to-completion for both programs? It's possible that this might differ from their years of guaranteed funding.
6. Are there additional opportunities outside of the department? Are there graduate certificates that interest you at either school? Sometimes, these may build up additional teaching opportunities and greater chances for networking.

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37 minutes ago, brownjournal said:

I’m currently on an airplane and purchased in-flight WiFi just so I can keep checking the Brown application portal and this forum, just putting that out there

I am probably going to do the same thing tomorrow lol. I know I should give myself a break, but I am addicted now and can't look back 

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8 hours ago, brownjournal said:

I’m currently on an airplane and purchased in-flight WiFi just so I can keep checking the Brown application portal and this forum, just putting that out there

I’m literally replying to this right now from a hotel room in Paris, where I am on my “dream vacation”, while using expensive international data to check this board every few minutes... so, same. 

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Ahhhhhh I really wish USC didn't make me download that rejection. I applied for Creative Writing and Literature program btw

Good news is that I was between USC and UC Irvine— so I'll most likely end up going with Irvine as my remaining decisions are implied rejections (except UCSB). 🙂  and congrats to everyone who got into this amazing program!!!

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What will the day bring: more Harvard acceptances? Columbia responses? Some news from the infernally silent realms of Princeton or BU? Another Friday of no responses leading up to a weekend of silence from admissions? Pls give me something gods of academe \(0.0)/

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folks I hate to say it but.... remember rejections might come later than acceptances by a few days... and no columbia acceptances on the board... 

(though that's not stopping me from waiting on pins and needles for my harvard rejection, since acceptances went out yesterday)

("The Sound of Silence" plays quietly in the background)

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Also what the heck is going on in Charlottesville? Like are they still making decisions or something? FAQ says they admit 12 per year, and even accounting for this possibly being outdated/the admit pool shrinking, there are only four admits on the board and a few waitlists, which trickled out slowly at the beginning of the week, and the one rejection on the board... be still my heart, no emailing to bother them for another three weeks at least... 

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