“How to be a terrible graduate student”

The list below is meant to avoid becoming the “bitterest person” noted by Matt Groening above. ๐Ÿ™‚ So… I was stumbling around the internet and came across a professor’s list of don’ts for graduate students. The list was apparently compiled in 1994, but amazingly still applies today. I figured I would repost it here… Come to graduate school only because it allows you to... read more

5 annoying statements or questions for graduate students

This is more or less my addendum to this graphic I discovered… If you are looking to make a graduate student angry in some way, try making one of these statements or asking one of these questions below. These are not meant as an encouragement of tormenting graduate students but are meant to point out the ridiculous conversations that grad students must always go through. All of these are pulled from... read more

Why graduate school is harder than you think… (Part 1)

Assuming that you don’t have money, you will have to 1) take out a massive loan, 2) find a fellowship and/or assistantship (Grad Ass), 3) work a minimum of 15-25 hours a week on that assistantship (usually teaching or researching something not your own), or 4) work your ass off in a 20-40 hour a week job in the “college town.” First you usually need to finish a Master’s before your... read more

“GOP Budget Proposals Could Harm Geography Research”

As the budget debate heats up in Washington between the White House and the Republican majority in the House of Representatives, many are concerned about tough to decide changes that are certainly coming. In the most recent newsletter published by the Association of American Geographers in Feb. 2011, John Wertman published an article about how the most recent budget proposals from the right-wing GOP could... read more

Al Jazeera Broadcasting Live in HD

Al Jazeera, a well respected news source based out of Doha, has always had some sort of live streaming capability for some time now. Recently, however, Al Jazeera has stepped up their services by providing Al Jazeera in 720p HD using YouTube. Al Jazeera is one of the best sources currently streaming valuable and informative live coverage of the events in Egypt and Tahrir Square. Click here for AlJazeera... read more