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Turning Winter to Summer in Ithaca

by Summer - Posts (3). Posted Thursday, October 20th, 2011 at 8:52 am

I was told an anecdote about Cornell when I first came here. People say there are four seasons in Ithaca: Orientation week, pre-winter, winter, and post-winter. By now I think I understand what they mean. Ithaca is gorgeous, and Cornell is definitely the most beautiful school that I have ever seen. The days before school […]

Looking Back at Year One of Graduate School

by Chris Wong - Posts (9). Posted Thursday, May 26th, 2011 at 9:26 am

My bags are packed, my final papers submitted, my apartment sublet, and as of next week I’ll be gone from George Washington University and the United States until the end of August.  It’s been a fast nine months, but I’ve officially reached the halfway point of my two-year graduate school program. To mark reaching the […]

My Experience Leading a Student Organization

by Chris Wong - Posts (9). Posted Friday, February 25th, 2011 at 1:34 pm

At the end of last semester, I was elected president of the Organization of Asian Studies at my university.  It’s a pretty cool deal – the school gives us a lot of support to host fun events, like foreign movie nights, happy hours, and special receptions, and we also sponsor speakers to give special talks […]

Brave New…Semester

by Hau Hoang - Posts (6). Posted Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 at 9:57 am

So 2011 has commenced. I am now onto the fourth week of my winter break here in Vietnam. Basically I am exhausted from all the travel, not to mention the tremendous amount of food I have tried to stuff myself for the last three weeks. I figured I better try to take all in, as […]

Boom or Bust?: Being a Chinese Student in Illinois

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 at 10:44 am

Responding to the New York Times article “The China Boom,” a Chinese student at the University of Illinois takes a deeper look at life for himself and his Chinese classmates. For two weeks I asked other Chinese students in the U.S. to tell me about their lives. Some were acquaintances, others complete strangers. As far […]

You Can Sleep When You’re Dead: Keeping the School/Life Balance

by Chris Wong - Posts (9). Posted Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 at 7:09 am

I sometimes think of my graduate program at George Washington University as a rite of passage.  It helps keep me motivated through those 12 hour days in the library, when I worry that I’m wasting the prime years of my life cooped-up in books. I remember what my political science professor said on our first […]

The Balancing Act: Work and Graduate School in New York City

by Terence Kelly - Posts (1). Posted Friday, October 15th, 2010 at 12:36 pm

After seven weeks of graduate school and a fury of policy work out of the way, I feel like it’s finally time to share! My name is Terence Kelly and I work with the New York City Coalition Against Hunger (NYCCAH), an anti-poverty non-profit representing 1,200 emergency food programs operating throughout the five boroughs, and […]

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