kitty’s first night in his new home (my apartment): has whole couch, three chairs, and most of a full size bed to sleep on, chooses to pass out on my shins1 week ago
Anonymous said: What are Emory students like?
they’re like… humans.
seriously though, i don’t think our school has a specific “type.” like i’ve mentioned a bunch recently, diversity (of identity and of thought) is a huge priority for us, so that’s what you’ll probably find.
i think emory has a stereotype of being populated by rich northerners, but in reality they’re not at all the majority—is that what you were trying to ask about? maybe i can help you more if you have a more specific question?2 weeks ago
Anonymous said: What are some things that you don't like about Emory?
here are some things:
- there’s always construction on campus. the purpose of this is, of course, to make improvements, but in the mean time it can be pretty damn inconvenient. the downsides to construction include (but are not limited to): noise pollution, unnecessary rerouting and detours, and even some air quality issues.
- the people in my f***ing building can’t seem to figure out how to put their f***ing garbage in the f***ing garbage chute. IT MAKES ME SO ANGRY!!!!!! people literally stack their bags DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF THE CHUTE. WHY?!?!?!??! at least i’m not the only one getting angry about the garbage thing:
i would like to point out, though, that neither of these are emory-specific. there are construction sites and (i suspect) yucky lazy garbage people everywhere. if you’d like an example of an emory-specific issue, this is the only one i could think of:
- have you heard the term “emory bubble”? that’s not a joke. emory operates completely differently than most of atlanta/georgia/the south. we aspire to have a diverse, inclusive community—one where no one feels alienated or disrespected because of their identities. and, compared to many places, we do a pretty good job—that’s why i mentioned it in my recent “why emory” post. so how is this a problem? it makes me forget what it’s like outside. as an example, i was pretty shocked when i saw that the person who posted that trash chute sign used the “r-word”. more shocked than i was about the profanity or the passive aggressive behavior. you just…don’t see that so often on this campus.
i hope this is helpful! i also hope you didn’t mind my trash chute rant. it’s an issue that weighs heavily on my mind.2 weeks ago
Anonymous said: I think you are really intelligent, well spoken, and cute to boot. Just dropping by to say that :)
AAAH thank you so much, this is really great!2 weeks ago
Anonymous said: Why did you pick Emory?
this is kind of how high school me decided on her college:
step 1: leaving south carolina is a must, but leaving the south in general is a no-go. (in hindsight, this was very limiting, but I REALLY HATE WINTERS OKAY)
step 2: apply to ‘good’ schools (i.e. schools whose admitted student profiles matched mine) in the south, get accepted to vandy and emory.
step 3: visit both schools campuses, be sorta repulsed by vandy, fall in love with emory.
basically it all came down to those visits. what i saw at vanderbilt didn’t impress me, and what emory showed me did—particularly the diversity at emory. coming from such a non-diverse place, that really meant a lot for me.2 weeks ago