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Philosophy 2010

This is for anyone applying to Philosophy graduate programs during the 2009-2010 academic year. Please share acceptances, rejections, wait-list notifications, and so on.

Best of luck to everyone applying!
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I figured it might make sense for me to make a post about Canadian MA programs instead of sitting around, moping about how nobody is saying anything about the schools I'm interested in. So, my current situation:

Accepted by:
Dalhousie
Simon Fraser

Waiting to hear from:
Western
York
Ottawa

Anybody else applying to these schools?
I've applied to Western's MA & PhD.

I've heard rumours about seriously funding cuts for Ottawa U MA students; I think they were going to drop the stipdend to 2500 or something silly. I don't know what happened with that.

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I hope this is not a redundant post, if so I apologize. But, what is the deal with Berkeley? There are acceptances up (Feb 10, 7, 4...) but no rejections/waitlists.

Of course I am realistic about the odds of acceptance at this point, but does anyone have any information at all? Anyone an undergrad there with insight into what the dept. is up to?

Two years ago a friend of mine didn't hear anything from berkeley until they called him on April 15th saying that he got in off the waitlist (FYI: April 15th is the day when you have to officially accept/deny all offers, so that is also when all the waitlist movement happens).

So it is possible that that person could be you this year, unless they have gotten better about notifying regarding waitlist spots.

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Got an email today offering me admission, details pending.

Will reject the offer.
Interesting. They were my backup to good PhD programs that I got accepted to, and yet I haven't received an offer yet, which makes me think they'll reject me.

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Rutgers

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February 26 2010, 22:20:57 UTC 7 years ago

How is Rutgers hiring so many people in this economy? Even the Ivies are making serious cutbacks across the board, and Rutgers is gobbling up people left and right. This fall they hired Katalin Balog, Branden Fitelson, Jonathan Schaffer, and Susanna Schellenberg, right after hiring Andy Egan and Thony Gillies from Michigan. I predict Rutgers will be #1 on the next Leiter Report.
I know, it's ridiculous, isn't it? I mean, I think it's great, but it's incredible. Of course I'm biased, because I went to Rutgers for undergrad. One thing that helps to explain it is that Rutgers as an undergraduate institution overall isn't that good, and their philosophy department is definitely their best department. That's their claim to fame. So the last department that is going to experience severe budget cuts is philosophy. Also, Rutgers is a huge state school with a ton of money and probably a rather large endowment, for a state school. They have thirty-something thousand students on all three campuses combined, they are *the* major university in New Jersey (aside from Princeton), and they're one of the oldest universities in the country (I think the 6th or 7th oldest, something like that). So they have lots of money, and unlike a school like Princeton, which has many top department that all have more or less equal claims to funding (other things being equal), the philosophy department is the best thing Rutgers has going for it in terms of academics, so they want to keep it as strong as possible. So that's how they've made all these great hires recently. I also wouldn't be surprised if they surpassed NYU on the next PGR, depending on whether NYU makes any big hires in the next year or whatever it is.

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I have rejected admissions offers from the masters programs at these schools. I hope this opens up a spot for those out there on the wait lists.
Thanks for the update!

I'm now one step closer to funding at NIU. :)

Any idea where you'll be going instead?
Where have you all applied this fine year? And how have things panned out for you?
There's the question I was waiting for...

Accepted to Oregon (declined the offer), Emory, Minnesota, and Tufts (MA)

Wait-listed at Vandy

Rejected from Rutgers

Waiting to hear back from Columbia, Brown, and Michigan

What about you? I'm really excited about Emory's program... stay in touch

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Checked website: "Your application for admission was not approved. You will be informed of the decision by mail."

It's about damn time.
WTF is up with these things. I hate them. When I get a rejection via email it's a 2-second ordeal... "Fuck you [school name]", *hit delete*. But something about actual paper rejections pisses me off. You can hold it, feel it, look at the brightly-colored school name. I got so angry with one I tried to eat it -- did not taste good. Fuck! I've gotten so many of them. I'm certain the mail man thinks I'm a loser. I bet he wonders every day where I'll get rejected from next. Anyhow, this paper stuff is bullshit. That is all.
1. Some things are in our control and others not. Things in our control are opinion, pursuit, desire, aversion, and, in a word, whatever are our own actions. Things not in our control are body, property, reputation, command, and, in one word, whatever are not our own actions.

The things in our control are by nature free, unrestrained, unhindered; but those not in our control are weak, slavish, restrained, belonging to others. Remember, then, that if you suppose that things which are slavish by nature are also free, and that what belongs to others is your own, then you will be hindered. You will lament, you will be disturbed, and you will find fault both with gods and men. But if you suppose that only to be your own which is your own, and what belongs to others such as it really is, then no one will ever compel you or restrain you. Further, you will find fault with no one or accuse no one. You will do nothing against your will. No one will hurt you, you will have no enemies, and you not be harmed.

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Legit? Not? Why is there only one? Anyone have anything else. This is my last hope for PhD programs this year. Barring a miracle with ND.

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Me too, friend. Me too.

To the bar!

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Several pages ago, one or two of us discussed the Young Scholars Program at the Kierkegaard Library of St. Olaf College. According to the website, decisions will be made on March 1st, which is Monday. This has crept up on me!

Anyone else apply to the program? What are your interests in relation to SK? My proposal was related to the recent retrieval of SK as a political resource, and I'm hoping to connect this with Agamben, eventually.
I didn't apply to the program you mention above, bit Kierkegaard is among my favorite philosophers. Beside the fact that I can appreciate his works on stictly literary grounds, I find his writings fascinating for three reasons. First, I'm interested in the influence his thought exercises in other favorite philosophers of mine: Heidegger, Foucault, and Sartre, for example. Second, I'm fascinating by his unabashed "irrationalism" concerning his religious beliefs. Finally, his critique of the Christendom of his day is surprisingly relevant to our own social times.
I saw a posting on TheGradcafe.com... If I don't have received any email, should I think I got a fail?... Grrrr...
I posted one of the acceptances on TGC today (I think there were actually two). I received an email from the DGS pretty early in the morning, so I *suspect* that all of the initial offers probably went out today. However, I know for a fact that they work with a waitlist, so don't count yourself out yet.
Who's got the deets on the CMU post?
Yeah, give us some details! I'm dieing here!
no word(s). at all. good or bad. from:

ucla
berkeley
stanford
pittsburgh
unc chapel hill
princeton
yale
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nyu
mit
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Some remarks regarding rejection notifications. Stanford has started to mail out rejections. Got mine yesterday. Who knows what Berkeley is doing. UNC appears to be notifying rejects in alphabetical order (I'm a B and I know several A's and we all have received Sayre-McCord's email, but none of the C-Z's I know have heard anything). This may not be the case, but it seems to be the best explanation of the available data. Lastly, MIT has also begun mailing their thin-envelopes. I expect to receive mine soon.

I suspect that if you don't hear anything from these schools in the next week one of three possibilities holds: (i) you're still in the running, (ii) the school is incredibly slow at notifying people, or (iii) your local postal carrier is collecting your rejection letters and creating a scrapbook to give you for your upcoming b-day.

As an aside, I must say that is quite the list the OP has there. All top 20 schools. If only I had the gumption to attempt such a feat...

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I realize it's been a while since the first round of waitlists/acceptances from CU Boulder. Has anyone had a rejection yet? I have heard nothing so far.
PS- talking about PhD, not MA.

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Has anyone hear anything? Early in the week someone said they had contacted them and heard offers were supposed to go out this week, but I haven't seen any indication that this has happened.
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Rice U?

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February 27 2010, 18:51:45 UTC 7 years ago

I just saw a posting abou Rice U. Is there anyone who can clarify the posting? 'Solicited' or 'Unsolicited' e-mail rejection?
Words is beginning to reach the bunker...

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Indiana

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February 27 2010, 19:57:21 UTC 7 years ago

What's up with them? Last action we had was a single acceptanc on the 18th, and a bunch of rejections before that.
Fuck Indiana...who cares

They are over-rated.

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Based on (1) a grad cafe post giving the total number of applicants and (2) the email those of us on the waitlist received, it appears there are 18 people on the waitlist. 170 applicants for 9 spots, 12 accepted, 140 rejected; that leaves 18.
Someone on TGC posted an e-mail rejection from Georgetown. If that poster's here, I'd just like to confirm that it was a rejection. I'm thinking that someone meant to actually post an acceptance or waitlist, but instead selected the "rejection" option.
Yeah, in the past Georgetown acceptances have come by e-mail and rejections by postal mail.
I've just got my confirmation e-mail, and came straight here to let everyone know! Now my only problem is figuring out if I really want to wait to hear from the other schools that I applied to, or just accept right away! It was my first choice, so this is very exciting. :D

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From past tgc posts it looks like they're due next week. Anyone else nervously waiting on this one?
Which would you choose? Would your answer change if you were married?

I guess you need to think about what exactly "low" rank PhD is.

Example: looking at CVs of current grad students shows a Tufts grad student at UPenn (rank 39 worldwide). Is your low PhD lower or higher?

Generally: find the worst-case scenario for an MA graduate from your program (the worst PhD programs they've moved on to) and compare that to your current PhD offer.

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There are so many postal rejections on Saturday; it's strange.
Seriously, cut it out! There's a 5,000 post limit to boards on livejournal. If you keep posting too much we will all die, do you understand me?
I'm noting a disconnect between theory and practice here.

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So above, we came to the conclusion that we should all post more. At least I think so.

I am drinking walnut tea. Yourselves?
"I like red popsicles." - Derrida.

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