have been shortlisted for two (TWO!) full PhD stipend scholarships tenable at cambridge — I am somewhat hysterical as I do not interview well in the least, and have discovered that the interviewing panels for one of them is comprised of no less than nine (NINE!) panelists. Any tips on such things will be most appreciated.
regarding the virginia tech shootings — perhaps I am in a minority here, but I feel the new york times’ “victim’s graphic” displays an appalling lack of taste. a grid of rictal faces to point and click at, and have mealy-mouthed 200-word biographies pop up on your screen (personal page, comments — an array of mass-produced obituaries). sickening. I would rather mourn a name than mourn a profile that reduces the dead into someone I can pretend I knew.
but in circumstances like these, perhaps every expression threatens to be inappropriate.
I have other disconsolations, other terrible grievances on the shootings, but this is not quite the place for them.