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The PhD Drop Out Rate - Making a mountain out of a (mole)hill

I was reading the stats, and they will scare you even more than the uncertainty which lies ahead. I am nervous and reading about it, makes me feel better. 514 more words


The Warmer City. Acceptance into a full time PhD program=relocation.

If someone asks me where I am from, I am proud to say Chicago, despite all of its problems, which seem to be in the news every other day. 575 more words


The Book

Published soon after my youngest son was born, the book, which is essential for all Grad students, finally arrived at the school library. I had just explained to my Speech class how to get books from other libraries through the interlibrary loaning system. 484 more words


The Letter

This may be an odd place to start, but I feel like the time is right.

Today I received an email, which alerted me to the change in my status on The University of Chicago’s portal. 1,170 more words


Lessons from my First Year of University Teaching

Last term I taught the 3rd year data analysis course for nursing students at Western.  Boy, was it a ton of work!  Overall, I really enjoyed the experience and learned a lot about how teaching and learning has changed since I first began university back in 2001.   671 more words


Why I Love My Job

We all know the phrase “if you love your job, you’ll never work a day in your life.” If you’re like me, you might be extremely skeptical that you could actually love a job that much. 691 more words

How to Do a PhD

I recently read an article in the Guardian reporting to students “top tips” from experts (supervisors) on how to finish a PhD. While many of the tips are useful, it occurred to me that many other important points are missing, including some that, after decades of research, seem pretty obvious to me. 1,565 more words