Author Archives: SarahHB

Anticipating Accepted Students Day

In anticipation of Accepted Students Day on March 22nd, I sat down with some seasoned graduate students to gather their advice for how to best prepare for a campus visit. As a first year Ph.D. student and a second year … Continue reading

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That Time I Decided to Teach Tinder: Using Titillating Titles in Academia

First, an admission: I love a good title. In my opinion, a catchy title can go a long way in getting someone’s attention and hopefully securing it for long enough that s/he continues to read the content. And, in an … Continue reading

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Lehigh Spaces: The Women’s Center

To continue the wonderful conversation about Lehigh Spaces, including Laura Fitzpatrick’s exploration of Linderman and Laura Casale’s reflection on Farrington Square, I wanted to add some thoughts about one of my new favorite places (and incidentally, my current work space), … Continue reading

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Getting In and Fitting In: First-Generation Students in Graduate School

As a college education becomes more financially feasible and socially expected for a greater portion of the population, historically disadvantaged students and those from working class families are entering colleges and universities at a higher rate than prior decades. Though … Continue reading

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The ‘Other’ Graduate School Mess: Tackling Mental Health in Graduate School

As the department reassesses the many potential functions and values of graduate work, faculty and graduate students have gathered to discuss the exciting possibilities of newly-envisioned graduate study. We have realized that, as the job market evolves, we must evolve … Continue reading

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