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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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Is anyone else STILL waiting to hear even a single solitary word from Columbia? I harbour no delusions here, I know that silence means "no." But I wouldn't know that but for the contingent fact that I happened to discover this board and TGC - it would be nice if they had the decency to write me a bloody rejection email, at least. It's April 5th. Jesus. Every single other school I've applied to has gotten back to me.

In conclusion: WTF, Columbia?
I've emailed the dept and the graduate school to no avail. I'm thinking it could mean masters consideration? And maybe... maybe being held on some internal, just in case waitlist?

But I'm probably too optimistic...

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Does anyone know what size class UIUC typically admits? I've been rejected from every school to which I applied except UIUC where I'm waitlisted. From what I've pieced together from this board and TGC, at least 2 or three people will be accepting offers, and 4-6 others have offers that they plan to reject. My question is: does anyone know, based on past class sizes, how many incoming students UIUC typically accepts?
I was accepted but I don't know how many other people were accepted. I plan on declining my offer if I get off the waitlist at Maryland tho.

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By popular request, the analytics will not be spared.

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Saul Kripke could be identified three ways: his fluffy white beard, his impossible smile, and the way he could not. Shut. Up.

Even Kripke would, from time to time, acknowledge with one of his flashing grins that he was talking too much. This didn't mean he'd stop, though.

The first few times he had found himself in the same restroom with the man, Searle had tried to laugh off Kripke's insufferable love of logic, his incessant chatter, and, worst of all, his tendency to leave his pants down throughout the entire process. When, at the APA conference, Kripke followed him into the restroom and spent twenty minutes prattling about semantics or some shit, Searle decided it was time to act a little more drastically.

The conference was being held at a small hotel, and Searle had just finished tidying his room when there was a knock at the door.

"You wanted to see me, Searle?" Kripke let himself in before Searle could respond and plopped down on the sagging bed. "Does this have anything to do with what I was saying yesterday? Because if you'd like to talk more about Wittgenstein and philosophy of language, I'm definitely your guy. I could go for hours..."

Searle's only response was to raise an eyebrow as he watched Kripke fidget from his chair in the corner. Picking up the small black bag next to him, he crossed the room without a sound and sat next to a now clearly nervous Kripke.

"Saul." He leaned in, voice low, and Kripke stiffened. "You're a passionate thinker. That's one of the reasons you're so respected in your field. But you know what they say about silence?"

Kripke looked down, his fingers knotted together in his lap. After several moments in which the only sounds were their breathing, he mumbled, "It's golden."

Searle grinned, teeth bright in the dim light, and turned away to unzip the bag. Despite himself, Kripke tried to peer over and see what was in there, but Searle turned around and abruptly pushed him down onto the bed. Taken aback, he didn't notice what Searle was now holding until their faces were impossibly close.

"Oh, what—" And then Searle was forcing his mouth open, fingers getting wet with spit, and stuffing the wiffle gag behind his teeth. Kripke tried to bite down, pop the gag out, anything, but Searle had already fastened it shut. "The hell do you think you're doing," he continued, but the gag turned it into near-moaning, drool leaking through the holes.

Smiling broadly, Searle grabbed Kripke by the chin and straddled him, uncaring of their once-crisp suits. He rubbed his thumb across Kripke's stretched lips, spreading spit across his face. Kripke struggled to yank his head out of Searle's grip, but his writhing only served to grind their crotches together, and was that an erection?
After yet another roll of Kripke's hips, Searle groaned and released him, standing to survey the man before him. Idly tracing the outline of his erection with one long finger, he leaned forward to rip open Kripke's shirt, buttons popping and tearing.

Almost whimpering now, though whether from confusion or arousal neither of them were sure, Kripke twisted away and reached back to undo the gag. Quicker than lightning, his hands were slapped away.

"This," Searle said hoarsely, "Is something you need to learn to deal with. If you can't put up with being quiet, that is going to be a problem." Voice dropping to a whisper on the last word, he held Kripke's wrists down above his head with one hand and groped him with the other, drawing out an involuntary moan.

"On second thought, you don't," another grope, another moan, "Need to be completely silent," he mumbled.

The gag was starting to make Kripke's jaw sore, and his face, bright pink with humiliation, was covered in spit. The sheets around his head were damp and getting damper with each passing moment, but Searle was showing no sign of releasing him any time soon.

Chuckling deep in his throat, Searle deftly undid Kripke's belt and pulled his trousers down just far enough to expose his cock, the tip as wet as his mouth. Kripke squirmed again and said, in a stern tone, "Look, I get the point, can you let me go already?" But the hard plastic pressing on his tongue turned his words into lewd, almost animal noises, and Searle's breath quickly grew ragged.

A few more squeezes from Searle's long fingers pushed Kripke closer to the edge, his arms growing limp and his whole body beginning to shake in arousal. Seeing that all his fight was gone, Searle let go of Kripke's wrists and knelt down to mouth his cock.

Arching into the touch, Kripke threw his head back with a loud groan, breathing harshly through the gag. He was moaning constantly now, no longer able to control himself, and Searle's hot tongue dragging across his cock only burned him more with every lick.

After a particularly loud whine, Searle swallowed hard (forcing another muffled exclamation) and started fisting his own cock, aching for release. He used his other hand, slick with spit and pre-cum, to finger Kripke's hole.

He had barely worked in a single knuckle when Kripke let out a long, low moan and came violently, with cum dribbling out of Searle's mouth and spattering their clothes.

Searle gulped down the cum with only the slightest hint of distaste, smirking as Kripke, eyes lidded, struggled to draw breath through his gag. Starting to jerk himself off harder, he climbed onto the bed to kneel by Kripke's head. As he looked down at Kripke, silver hair mussed, cheeks blazing red, spit dribbling everywhere and making him look as wanton as a teenager, it took only a few more strokes for Searle to come.

Searle grunted as he covered Kripke's face with cum, some of it falling through the gag's holes and into his mouth. Finally satisfied, he wiped his hands off on Kripke's jacket, leaving white streaks across the expensive fabric, and gently undid the gag.

"I would appreciate it if you respectfully consider keeping your trap shut." Searle said with a coolness contrary to his thoughts, made obvious by his still semi-hard cock. "When you're ready, I'll be in the bar downstairs."

Kripke didn't respond (couldn't respond) and he lay there, panting, as Searle pocketed the sticky gag and silently left the room.

Brown

Anonymous

April 6 2010, 06:44:45 UTC 6 years ago

So far, three people (out of the 17 accepted) have accepted at Brown. They usually aim for a class of five, so the odds that they will go to the wait list are probably slim.

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April 6 2010, 14:59:15 UTC 6 years ago

how did you get this information?

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Declining?

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April 6 2010, 07:26:15 UTC 6 years ago

Anyone declining any of the following schools?

Maryland
UC Davis
Syracuse
UIUC
Missouri (Columbia)

I am asking on behalf of several applicants. Thanks in advance for responding!
May I add CUNY here? It's not clear whether they have a waitlist. On 3/12, they replied me that I am waitlisted, and they hope to have news in a week or so. It doesn't sound like I am in the waitlist (since they said "in a week" on mid-March), but rather they haven't decided. Now is April 5. I have no idea what's going on.

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Hope to be helpful!
one step closer for me at least. congrats on having offers to decline.

Would appreciate this info. Also, out of curiosity: where did you decide to go?

This is my burning question as well...unfortunately, there seems to be a distinct paucity of Vanderbilt folk on this here site...
Best of luck to you, fellow alternate lister!
Hi guys,

So I had offers at NIU and GSU and was waitlisted at UWM. I declined GSU two weeks ago. Yesterday I emailed UWM because April 15th is bearing down on us. I asked if he could tell me anything more about my position. I was told that they have four concrete acceptances and they are waiting for six people to decide from the initial group. There are nine left in the top waitlist group and they are ranked. He did not tell me where I am in that group. Below that is a group of size (from thirteen) and below this is another group (I know nothing about that).

He told me that they probably wouldn't even get to the waitlist until AFTER April 15th. He suggested that I accept my other offer and that if they decide to admit me I can do a release waiver. Kinda distressing. Not sure what I'll do since I don't know where I am in the group of nine.
Not much to do but follow his advice, really. You can let NIU know what your situation is--though personally I wouldn't--but it's certainly not reasonable to for all intents and purposes decline all one's other offers on the off-chance that this one will come through.

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Whoever goes instead: have a blast in Bloomington!
Thanks for the info. May I inquire as to your area of interest?
I've gotten mixed responses when asking whether or not they have a waitlist... but Dick Miller said that they do, so I hope that someone benefits from this. I'm sorry it took me so long. It was very difficult turning down their offer.
Dick Miller would be in the best position to know. Where are you thinking about going?

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Choices :S

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April 7 2010, 01:52:44 UTC 6 years ago

I would love some advice! I am an absolute novice to this whole grad school apps scene, and had no idea that getting into a philosophy phd program would be so insanely competitive. I am interested in political philosophy, ethics and religion, I also have continental leanings. I'm tossing up between two NY region programs, Stony Brook and the NSSR. All things being equal in terms of funding (not true but let's roll with it), which program would the august members of this forum recommend? Does anyone have any experience at either of these unis?
Thank you in advance for your advice.
Neither will fund you. Don't even bother applying to either one of them. Seriously.

GSU has that Kant fellowship thing. I'm not sure about other funded continental MAs. Alternatively, go straight to a (funded) continental PhD.

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Notre Dame

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April 7 2010, 05:28:44 UTC 6 years ago

Anyone planning on declining Notre Dame? Or know anything about how they decide who to pull from their waitlist?
I'm waitlisted too! They decide whom to pull based on interests, so you need certain people to decline, rather than a certain number of people.
Hope to be helpful!
Much appreciated!
Decide soon! Your decisions take some time to ripple through the system and people could lose out on offers. See, for example, the Stanford/Indiana drama from last year: http://community.livejournal.com/who_got_in/96962.html?thread=13691842#t13691842

Given how difficult it is to get jobs this sort of thing could mean, for some unlucky applicants, the difference between a satisfying career and a dead-end job.

You have until the 15th to decide, it's true, but don't wait until then, just because you can!
I declined Catholic, Kentucky, and Oregon. Just read that thread...Christ.

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April 7 2010, 11:39:58 UTC 6 years ago

I have some information that may be useful to UK applicants:

(i) I just received an email from Oxford confirming that I will receive AHRC funding for the BPhil. I have accepted this offer.
(ii) I have also just turned down funded offers from Warwick, UCL, KCL, and Cambridge. I very much hope this will help those on the "reserve" list for funding at these institutions.

Thank god this is over!
After not having heard anything from Berkeley and after inquiring about my status, I received the following response from Paolo Mancosu: "I regret to inform you that you are not on our short list. However, you have also not been officially deselected yet from consideration. While the chance that you will be offered an admission are admittedly not very high this could in principle still happen." If there's anyone else out there who hasn't heard anything from Berkeley, I think you're likely in the same boat.
It sucks being deselected.

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Marquette

Anonymous

April 7 2010, 20:55:56 UTC 6 years ago

Just removed myself from marquette's waitlist. Hope this helps.

Memphis

Anonymous

April 7 2010, 21:33:41 UTC 6 years ago

I just declined a phd offer from here if there's anyone out there on the waiting list.

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April 7 2010, 22:58:00 UTC 6 years ago

Thanks, I'm on the wait-list! No idea where on the list I am though...

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Rice

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April 7 2010, 22:46:47 UTC 6 years ago

I accepted an offer to Rice. I know another prospective did as well. That leaves three spots. The other prospective I know is on the waitlist at Cornell. Since someone just recently declined Cornell, the Rice prospective will take the Cornell offer, assuming that he's the waitlister that gets the opened offer. That leaves at least two, possibly three, openings at Rice. Just wanted to pass this along since Rice had a large waitlist, and there very well may be posters here who are on the list.

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April 8 2010, 16:37:24 UTC 6 years ago

Thanks, as a Rice wait-lister I really appreciate this post.
Thought I'd post my final results now that I've made my decision. My interests are in continental thought, particularly Gadamer and hermeneutics, Levinas, and Marxism (particularly Althusser et al.). I had a 4.0 from a large state school and a writing sample on Gadamer and Heidegger and another one on Marx's concept of alienation. Not great results, but I'm going where I wanted to go from the very beginning and can justify it, so I'm happy! Best of luck to everyone else!

1.SUNY at Stony Brook- accepted to MA
2.University of Chicago- accepted to MAPH
3.UC Riverside- rejected
4.Emory- rejected
5.University of Memphis- rejected
6.Duquesne- wait-listed for Ph.D.
7.Villanova- rejected
8.Northwestern- rejected
9.DePaul- rejected
10.Boston College- accepted to MA
11.New School for Social Research- accepted with 66% scholarship

I will be faxing acceptance of NSSR's offer tomorrow morning and will let the other programs know asap. I'm very excited...this was my dream school. Anyone else who is going to begin at the New School next Fall: I am looking forward to meeting you guys!
did you haggle with NSSR for the 66%? I have almost identical results as you (w/ exception of waitlist at Fordham); Accepted to NSSR with 50% remission. I'd love to go, but too much $$$-- though a higher remission would be tempting

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I declined MA offers at SIUC and U of Oregon today - if anyone is interested.
Yes, thanks. Do you mind saying where you're going instead? Are you an Americanist?
I was recently told by one of my letter writers that I was foolish for pursuing philosophy as a career (specifically a position at a research university). I know people say that it's a competitive job market, but does anyone know if there are actual statistics somewhere that show what the size of the applicant pool and the number of positions available year to year. Also, I wonder if someone has put together a list of recent, say past 5 years, hires and where the tenure track hire received his/her PhD.
Like these?

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/2010/04/tenuretrack-and-postdoc-hiring-by-philosophy-departments-20092010.html#comments

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/2009/04/tenuretrack-hiring-by-philosophy-departments-20082009.html#comments

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/2008/03/tenure-track-hi.html#comments
http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/2008/05/tenure-track-hi.html#comments

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6 years ago

UPenn

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April 8 2010, 17:39:52 UTC 6 years ago

I declined a funded offer to the PhD program at UPenn. Hope this helps someone! It's a strong program with excellent faculty and really great grad students.

Good luck to all those waiting and to those making decisions!
Anyone intending on declining an offer here in the next few days?
I'm creating this post in the hopes that it'll push us over to the next page. I have a question about a wait-list, but it's useless to ask it at the bottom of page 51. It'll be ignored as soon as 52 opens up.
agreed

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