Three finals down, two to go. If only all of our finals could be as much fun as our law final. I'm going to miss this class. Szypszak told us at the beginning of the semester to trust him. He had a plan and he knew where he wanted to take us. Class discussions might … Continue reading Marbury v. Madison, take 37
oh my god, i passed! this is the most exciting 80 i've ever gotten in my life. Law for Public Administrators is kicking my butt. Professor Szypszak intimidates the hell out of me. i'm pretty sure he gave me credit for my imprecise reply for "what does penumbra refer to regarding Griswold v. Connecticut," but i don't care. this is … Continue reading Law for Public Administrators
leaving north carolina was difficult. now leaving korea feels the same. i fluctuate between being ready to see friends and family and wondering if i'm making the right decision. the same questions surface. is this the right move? how can i leave people i care about? have i really given this (place) all i could? … Continue reading i don’t like change.
so i did a little recon. US News has a WA school in the top 10 best MPA programs in the country. University of Washington in Seattle has an MPA program ranked #9 by US News. For non-WA residents, the MPA costs ~$64,000. that would be a no go. duke's program ranks #16, but the … Continue reading out-of-state tuition is too expensive
huzzah. unc accepted me into their mpa program. i didn't think i'd get in. maybe grad schools are hurting for tuition. now i have that buyer's remorse that always surfaces after getting something i want. woody allen says it best in Annie Hall: "i would never want to belong to any club that would have … Continue reading going back to school
the MPA@UNC application embraces the unknown. i love it.
i just finished a phone interview with UNC. they work quickly. the application deadline was 1/15. roughly 50% of interviewees are accepted into the MPA program, so i'm no shoo in. but i'm more interested in the MPA program than I was prior to the call. the interviewers were professional, prepared and gracious. two professors, … Continue reading UNC School of Government interview
“If you’re looking for a 9-to-5 job, you can get up and leave right now. This is not a job. This is a lifestyle." - Ronnie Bryant, President, Charlotte Regional Partnership Ronnie Bryant closed the economic development boot camp I attended at UNC last week and sold me on wanting to work in this field. … Continue reading Economic development @UNC
hella week! holla! or as gates county ann likes to say "holl-errrr." three days of durham lit center ESOL class training this week. fun fun. only two other people in class from en-cee. interesting folks, wide range and plenty of people who've taught overseas. love regina and daniel who lead training. learned there is a … Continue reading ESOL up again
must change name with UNC Registrar. current name = undergrad name. but undergrad name soon-to-be current name again. hm. flummoxed.