Posted by Jill Cowan on Thursday, October 22, 2009 11:39 pm
And this has got nothing to do with Halloween. Yesterday, U.S. News published a Professors’ Guide column featuring “10 Steps for Thinking About Grad School.” Please note that they didn’t say, “10 Steps to Getting Into Grad School and Having a Successful Life.” No, this list is just for thinking about higher, higher education. Ugh.
The gist is basically that you’ve got to be awesome and all your professors should love you. And your professors should also be pretty awesome, otherwise their recommendations will mean about as much as a recommendation from your parents, which would mean diddly squat. Furthermore, you should have awesome scores on the GREs. Oh, and it helps to be awesome.
Yeah, so if you’re having trouble finding an autumnal event frightening enough for your adrenaline junkie tastes, just try clicking here. It’ll give you the shivers for realsies.
Posted by Jill Cowan on Friday, April 24, 2009 11:14 pm
US News just released its grad school rankings. Haas is a lucky No. 7 for business, Berkeley’s College of Engineering ranks third for engineering and Boalt is the sixth best law school in the land. Oh, and the baller-est Berkeley graduate program of them all? ENGLISH, baby! We may not be making any money, but at least we’re the best at it. [US News]
BART fares are probably going to be hiked in July. Groan. Sigh. [SFist
Posted by Jill Cowan on Thursday, January 29, 2009 11:46 pm
OK, so at spot numero 48, we’re hardly the Blair Waldorf of U.S. News and World Report’s “Most Popular Colleges” list, but the point is we made it–and Berkeley’s ahead of UCLA, Cal Tech and about a hundred other national universities. Oh, and did we mention we’re also a good page jump ahead of the University of Southern California?
Guess money really can’t buy you lov–Um … hey, what’s up, list-topper Harvard and fourth most popular Stanford? Want to set your solid gold lunch trays down at our cafeteria table? Nah, you can take our last Nutter Butter. It’s not like they’re our FAVORITES. But now that you’re here, can we come to your party on Saturday? We hear it’s going to be off the heezy and all your, like, totally rich alumni are going to be there, and stuff … Ahem. Cough. Sonotbitter! Cough. read more »
While you were missing us, here’s something else you might have missed: U.S. News’ The Paper Trail nominated yours truly as “Best Alternative Media Outlet.” They placed a similar honor on The Daily Californian’s Victoria Tang–nominated “Columnist of the Year” for her cheeky thoughts concerning male chivalry.
And as if the tree-sitters don’t get enough attention–they were nominated for being the biggest non-story of 2007 thanks to our extensively whiny coverage. We continue to lament the glacial pace of the judge’s deliberations, along with the tree sitters’ overall irksomeness.
It’s truly a delight for the Clog to be considered among the likes of many prominent Ivy League blogs like the Bwog and Gadfly–but uh, don’t vote for them. Apparently, there’s already some shady business going on with the competition.
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Voting Begins for Best of College Newspapers 2007 [U.S. News]