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Open Thread

This Weekend Open Thread is Knitting and Studying

Just over a month until my comps exam, guys.

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Open Thread

This Weekend Open Thread Just Got Real

This is my last semester of classes. WTF?

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Mental Illness

Dissertations, Employment, and Other Terrifying Things

I am thinking about the future, which is not something I’m good at.

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Women In Academia

Dispatch from Adjunct Land II: Compensation

I make about $10 to $25 an hour. I receive no benefits other than a discount at the school store.

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Life

I’m About to Start My Ph.D. and I’m Pretty Sure I Don’t Know What I’m Doing

Suddenly everything is changing. I’m not exaggerating there. My life is about to flip-turn and shoot off the wall in a brand new direction. After five years staying with my parents, I finally just moved in with a roommate. In early September I’ll begin working on a Ph.D., suddenly thrust from unemployment (I was laid […]