Tag Archives: graduate school

Dinner & Talk With a Yale Medical Student

An invitation from Swetha Mummini ’14:

Interested in attending medical school? Wesleyan’s American Medical Student Association (AMSA) will be hosting a talk by Ankit Kansal ’10, a current 2nd year medical student at Yale. After double-majoring in Neuroscience and Economics at Wes, Ankit joined Teach for America, and taught Biology and Chemistry for two years at a charter school. He then started Yale Medical School in 2012. If you are interested in learning more about the medical school application process and what medical school is like, come to this event. Pizza/pasta will be served.

Date: Thursday, November 7th
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Place: PAC 001

WesWIS Science Graduate School Panel

Alex Irace ’15, the infamous cofounder of WesStuffed, writes in with an event wholly unrelated to WesStuffed. Most of the pertinent information is included in the flier, but Irace adds this as well:

Sometime next week can someone post about this Wesleyan Women in Science event? It’s occurring Monday, December 3rd, but guests have to RSVP so it would be awesome if we could have it posted at least a few days before the event.
Panel members include:
  • Richard Zeff, the Assistant Dean of Admission at Uconn’s School of Medicine
  •  Mary Keefe, Director of Admission at the Yale School of Public Health
  •  And Cheryl-Ann Hagner, Director of Graduate Student Services at Wesleyan (to talk about the BA/MA program)
  •  As well as graduate/medical students from various schools

Date: Monday, December 3
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Place: Albritton 103
Cost: Free, but you gotta RSVP
Holy shit: It’s December!

The MFA in Creative Writing: Where, When, What, Why, How

Maxwell Bevilacqua ’12 takes a break from his stardom with Wesleyan’s premier Creed cover band to let you know about something called an MFA:

Prof. Michelle Herman P ’16, the director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Ohio State, is here to tell you everything you wanted to know about graduate work in creative writing, from what MFA programs look for to what MFA programs are good for. Advice from the theoretical to the practical—what not to do, what must be done, and why.

Everyone is welcome to come and chat with Professor Herman. (She is a Wesleyan parent.)

Sponsored by the Shapiro Creative Writing Center and Writing at Wesleyan. For more information, contact Anne Greene at agreene@wes.

Date: Thursday, September 27
Time: 4:15 pm
Place: Allbritton 311

Council of Graduate Schools Report: New Enrollment sees 1st dip in 7 years

The word “dip” is typically getting a bad rep these days, what with it being operationalized quite prominently as the characterizing descriptor of the pessimistic trend we see permeating across a variety of economic/societal indicators. This, unfortunately, overshadows the other glorious attachments of the word: “guacamole-,” “-shit,” “a – in the pool,” and something presumably offensive as utilized in Urban Dictionary to describe the reverse cowgirl.

This recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, quite unsurprisingly, may give us yet another opportunity to further scorn the word. However, it would behoove us to reassess the validity of this almost reflexive inferential outcome, as the situation described by the new Council of Graduate Schools report may not exactly be a bad thing – at least, for some of us (for example, the some of us who are genuinely interested into going into academia as a calling, among others).

The major findings are as follows: