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Love and light at the end of the tunnel

My essay is out in The New York Times, and in the process, I got to talk to Daniel Jones on the phone, after years of reading his words and edits. 232 more words

Creative Writing

But the reality is we often become our kindest, most ethical selves only by seeing what it feels like to be a selfish jackass first.

I’ve been feeling like a jackass recently. I’ve been feeling uninspired, unmotivated, irritable. I’ve been thinking this program may not be for me. I’ve been reflecting on my reactions (tone, body language) to people in class. 720 more words


Valentine's Day, Statistics, and I

I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned this before, but math is not one of my favorite subjects. Never has been, never will be…probably. I hardly got by in high school and I thought I was going to rip my hair out in college. 680 more words

The Big Move

Hard, But Important Advice for Those Thinking about Grad School in History

Last year we hosted a multi-part interview with three of our alumni who have either finished a PhD in History or are nearing the end of their doctoral programs. 381 more words

Careers For History Majors

Valuing Professional Librarianship

Paul Lai works as a manager of information resources for an online university’s writing center and as a librarian in a public library. He lives in the Twin Cities, Minnesota with his partner and their dog Giles. 2,034 more words

Professional Life

Finding a 'Safe' Major

About a month from now my grad school class will start. It’s been eight years since I’ve taken a college level class and I’m just now wondering if I’m even taking the right courses. 623 more words

Career & Education

Bay Bridged

It seemed crazy at the time but with some distance behind me, there are things about the bay area and grad school I miss. Chief among them are the views across the bay.