Greetings, internet! Here I am to shake my fist at the entity that is the Princeton Housing Office (or whatever they go by; quite frankly I am too annoyed with them to spare the minute it would take to look up their official name). For the past two years, I have lived in university housing … Continue reading The Quest for Accessible Housing
Greetings, Internet! The title of this post might seem odd. I did burn my Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) bridge a couple of years ago, so I might seem a tad hypocritical when I say that I’m grateful for what I got out of my Ed.M. degree in Higher Education. Indeed, over the past … Continue reading Dear HGSE, You Weren’t All That Bad
Greetings, Internet! First, an announcement: My NYT essay, “My Life with Paralysis, It’s a Workout” is going to be included in the anthology, About Us: Essays from the New York Times’ Disability Series. It will be published September 3rd, and I will use any and all opportunities to plug it until then, because holy moly, … Continue reading Onward to ABD!
Greetings, Internet! It’s been far too long. I’ve finally reached that point in my PhD program where I’m trusted to teach undergraduates (well, trusted enough to lead a discussion section), and to handle a massive research project that may or may not become a book. In other words, I’ve passed my general exams! What are … Continue reading How to Survive Your Generals (History PhD Edition)
Academic FOMO (Feeling of Missing Out, for any non-millennials who happen to be reading) is that feeling you get when you don’t think you’ve accomplished much as you approach the end of your summer “break” (to say break without quotations would be a lie). This feeling is exacerbated when you see your fellow grad students … Continue reading A Summer of Academic FOMO
Greetings, Internet! I had a completely different post in mind that was all written and ready to go, but then I decided to rewatch “DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story” (2004). It is probably my second favorite sports movie of all time (because nothing will ever top “A League of Their Own” (1992)). Anyway, when I … Continue reading Why I Love Patches O’Houlihan
Greetings, internet! A while back, I wrote about Access-A-Ride (AAR). I complained about it, but only because it is virtually the only inter-borough travel option I have as a wheelchair user in NYC, and it is not very good. It is unreliable, disorganized, and very likely understaffed and overscheduled. Since that post, it has gotten … Continue reading Adventures in Paratransit, Part Two: Two Strikes for Access-a-Ride