Yesterday I graduated with my master’s degree….I’m no longer a grad student, and that’s crazy to me. I’ve been a student for the past 23 years since I started preschool at age 3. This is quite surreal. But most importantly, it gave me the opportunity to wear a dress I bought at Target over a year ago but haven’t a place to wear it.
Reblogging photos from yesterday’s graduation! Officially no longer a student, which is crazy. But, knowing me, I’ll probably just take classes for fun now.
(Also, I never publicly stated where I went to graduate school on here because I wanted to keep it quiet, but it was probably pretty obvious. If not, here it is: I now have two degrees from Northwestern).
Thirty-three Northwestern University undergrads will be giving away $100,000 as part of a new interdisciplinary class, “Learning Philanthropy and Engaging in the Study and Practice of Giving,” in the School of Education and Social Policy (SESP).
Taught by SESP dean Penelope Peterson and former Spencer Foundation director Lauren Jones Young, “Learning Philanthropy” will examine the history and practice of philanthropic giving and, in a very real way, demonstrate the impact that charitable giving can have.
Holy crap! And I don’t think Dean Peterson taught classes when I was an undergrad (at least not when I was in SESP), which is a bummer because I think it would have been great.
How about they donate it to an alumni who is about to have start paying back a lot of student loan debt? No? It was worth asking.
As a college administrator, I should probably be more interested in March Madness. Maybe I would be, if my alma mater ever had a chance of even entering the the tournament (sorry, Northwestern). That’s why I pay more attention to football.
That said, I read this article over on Inside Higher Ed and they found an interesting corollary between academic performance of the schools and their tournament performance. Therefore, I’m copying their bracket and using it (except I’m going with Kansas over Belmont). Click through the picture to get a larger/zoomable image of the bracket.
We are proud to announce acclaimed performing artist and ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov as the 2013 commencement speaker at the University’s 155th commencement ceremony June 21 at Ryan Field. Full story: http://bit.ly/11bww4y
Bravo, Alma Mater. I will be there in so many ways it’s not even funny. So freaking excited.
Anyone in the Evanston/Chicago area, please be aware and keep an eye out. Organized search parties are student volunteers are handing out flyers. Go to the Seabury lobby between 9-noon today (Wednesday) to help.
I'm a 20-something Northwestern alum working and studying in Chicago.
In fall 2010 I started as a first year grad student (physical therapy) at a medical school, but realized I wanted to be working with students instead of patients. I left the program to pursue a new graduate program in higher education/student affairs, which I began in fall 2011.
This past fall I began my first full-time job as an academic advisor. I am finally about to finish my masters degree in spring 2013.
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These are my adventures in grad school... round two.
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