July 24, 2014
slaughterhouse90210:

“To say a person is a happy person or an unhappy person is ridiculous. We are a thousand different kinds of people every hour.”― Anthony Doerr, Memory Wall

slaughterhouse90210:

“To say a person is a happy person or an unhappy person is ridiculous. We are a thousand different kinds of people every hour.”
― Anthony Doerr, Memory Wall

July 20, 2014

Anonymous said: What are the benefits for paying so much for emory compared to going to a cheaper school? What makes emory stand out for the tuition that's different?

theresurrectionist:

krunkpuff:

well, first: i don’t pay “that much.” although i do pay more than i would if i was, say, staying in state in south carolina—i’d probably get paid to go to school if i had stayed in state. that happens. compared to similarly ranked schools, though, emory’s financial aid is really good. i know i link this all the time, but we really are a "best value" option!

so i guess benefit number one to “paying so much” is that i get a non-south carolinian education. don’t get me wrong, there are some great reasons to stay in state, but it’s not for me.

benefit number two, which can be applied more broadly, is that you’re paying for a degree with name recognition. it happens all the time: “where do you go to school?” “emory.” “oh, wow, that’s a good school. you must be smart.” that reaction? priceless. because that can mean the difference between getting a job (or, at the very least, impressing an interviewer) and not doing so. for a student of the humanities, who is constantly being told how unemployable i am, this is very important.

benefit number three, which is related to benefit number two, is that you’re getting a high-quality education. you will be challenged. you will learn. and you’ll be presented with access to amazing faculty, staff, and resources… this leads to amazing opportunities that will benefit not only your immediate present, but also your future.

hey there! so i’d like to chip in on this answer too, as an emory alum myself.

i’m currently at a gradute medical program and most of my peers here are alums of state schools. they’re all incredible, interesting and intelligent people, but there’s a definite difference that I notice in our level of preparedness for the high-level, high-intensity work that is expected of you in this kind of program. i have a rigorous background in hard sciences from my time at emory and know how to learn a lot of in-depth information quickly and retain it well— my peers are intelligent enough that they are, as well, but they’re learning how to right now for the first time, which puts them at a disadvantage.

at emory i had to learn time management skills and balancing acts to handle huge amounts of material that needed to be learned, and i’m putting all those skills to work now. in addition, while all of us had to complete certain classes in order to be admitted to the program, i’m finding that the content of the courses i took as an undergrad at emory is at a similar level of depth or even more in-depth than what i’m learning in my program now. consequently, my GPA takes far less of a beating. but more than that, i’m able to retain this information so much easier! finals are coming up, but all of the things I learned at the beginning of the semester are NOT gone from my head. obviously i’ll still study and brush up on things, but i don’t have that terrified flailing feeling that happens when you’ve managed to forget 90% of what you spent all that time learning.

that’s the difference it makes: a thorough base of knowledge that puts you automatically ahead of the curve at any grad-level program, the skills to get you through the things you haven’t seen before, and the problem-solving skills to figure out how to integrate and implement what you learn.

and i can’t believe i almost forgot, but being an emory student gives you incredible opportunities that you just don’t get at state schools— and i attended one for a semester, so i can tell you from first-hand experience. i traveled to india with a monk-turned-psychology-researcher, learned about tibetan culture from refugees and met the dalai lama more than once. i helped to establish a science curriculum in tibetan buddhist educational systems at the dalai lama’s behest and even learned how to speak some tibetan and play cultural instruments along the way. that’s just my unique-to-emory experience, but I know so many alums who really made the most of the connections you can forge through emory. i have friends and connections all over the world now— i don’t think i could say the same if i’d stayed at the state school i attended briefly.

if you’re looking into business, my boyfriend went to emory’s goizueta b school, and started working at a well-known big data company in M&A making the big bucks right out of school, when all of our non-emory friends were scrounging for jobs. he’s moved on to another well-known company now doing investment banking and has his sights set on a top business school in a few years. both he and i routinely are contacted by current emory students looking for connections, advice, a glance at a resume, whatever, and i don’t think either of us have turned anyone down, and i know each of us have gotten a few people jobs that way. plus, i know i’ve been following krunkpuff for a while now, and she’s been amazing at answering people’s questions about the school. emory alums look out for each other! we love our school, and i think if its a good fit for you, then it is definitely a strong contender. even if you don’t choose emory, though, i think there are definite benefits to attending a higher-ranked private school that people overlook or aren’t aware of. feel free to message me if you want to chat more about it~!

thank you for adding this! extra thanks for putting in so much effort. and for saying something nice about me. :)

July 19, 2014

Anonymous said: What are the benefits for paying so much for emory compared to going to a cheaper school? What makes emory stand out for the tuition that's different?

well, first: i don’t pay “that much.” although i do pay more than i would if i was, say, staying in state in south carolina—i’d probably get paid to go to school if i had stayed in state. that happens. compared to similarly ranked schools, though, emory’s financial aid is really good. i know i link this all the time, but we really are a "best value" option!

so i guess benefit number one to “paying so much” is that i get a non-south carolinian education. don’t get me wrong, there are some great reasons to stay in state, but it’s not for me.

benefit number two, which can be applied more broadly, is that you’re paying for a degree with name recognition. it happens all the time: “where do you go to school?” “emory.” “oh, wow, that’s a good school. you must be smart.” that reaction? priceless. because that can mean the difference between getting a job (or, at the very least, impressing an interviewer) and not doing so. for a student of the humanities, who is constantly being told how unemployable i am, this is very important.

benefit number three, which is related to benefit number two, is that you’re getting a high-quality education. you will be challenged. you will learn. and you’ll be presented with access to amazing faculty, staff, and resources… this leads to amazing opportunities that will benefit not only your immediate present, but also your future.

July 17, 2014

Anonymous said: When is the food at Emory going to be sexier? :( I heard the food there is terrible.

if you’re asking this question because you’re an actual food fetishist, i can’t help you. if you’re asking because you’re just a picky eater, that’s something else entirely…

but i’ll be honest with you, i don’t think the food is terrible at all. there’s usually something open close to where i live, there’s always a vegetarian option, and the government mostly pays for it so i don’t have to (#financialaid).

when you heard bad things about the food here, was it from freshmen? because that kinda makes sense. first year students tend to eat at the duc a lot because they have unlimited meal swipes, and the duc uses meal swipes. but don’t be sad! the wrecroom (the cafe at woodruff) and the little food cart in white hall also use swipes—and the wrecroom is open late and serves chocolate chip pancakes, soooo…. you’ve got a variety of good options. plus all the food at cox/highland bakery/zayas that you can buy with your dooley dollars/real life dollars.

if you come to emory and find out that my advice was way off, send me a message and i’ll cook you dinner. :)

edit: i also want to point out that you guys have a history of using unconventional adjectives to ask about emory’s food and i find it a little. strange.

July 16, 2014
July 13, 2014
whereileaveoff:

we are v cute

all the rare boardgames in the spanish house can’t make up for one night of monopoly with these people. (i hope y’all will all still be around in august!)

whereileaveoff:

we are v cute

all the rare boardgames in the spanish house can’t make up for one night of monopoly with these people. (i hope y’all will all still be around in august!)

(Source: countingthesea)

July 10, 2014
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July 2, 2014

Anonymous said: what is an advising questionnaire??????

wow, you got me on this one, i have no idea. i had to google it. are you an oxford student? if so, maybe this is what you’re talking about. if you’re not an oxford student, i’d contact atlanta campus’s orientation staff, as they’ll be able to put you in touch with the right people.

July 1, 2014
flyartproductions:

A lady writing a letter to Otis Redding
A Lady Writing a Letter, with her Maid (c.1670), Johannes Vermeer / Otis, Jay-Z, Kanye West feat. Otis Redding


a+ quality tumblr, this is my new favorite thing ever

flyartproductions:

A lady writing a letter to Otis Redding

A Lady Writing a Letter, with her Maid (c.1670), Johannes Vermeer / Otis, Jay-Z, Kanye West feat. Otis Redding

a+ quality tumblr, this is my new favorite thing ever

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Anonymous said: How much trouble would I be in if I sent some of my immunization papers late because I forgot the deadline was tommorow :/

"yeah… it’s a trap. they’ll let you come to campus, then when you get here they’ll put you in quarrantine forever."
“they’ll probably murder you.”
-my housemates

actual answer: i think this is one of those things where they try to make it seem like it’s due much earlier than actually necessary because it’s easier to get all the paperwork done that way. if 90% people turn it in at a ‘deadline’ a month ahead of when it’s really mandatory, they can spend that last month tracking down the remaining 10%. but ultimately, of course, emory doesn’t have a real way to enforce an arbitrary mid-summer deadline.

so don’t worry too much, but do definitely get it done before you come to campus, as the student health website notes that, “all incoming students must meet the…immunization guidelines prior to registration for classes,” which happens during your first week here.

edit: i just got an email saying that incoming freshmen will be registering for 8 credit hours over the summer?? so you should do it as soon as you can!

June 30, 2014
natgeofound:

Women sit in a modern chic boutique in Casablanca, 1971.Photograph by Thomas J. Abercrombie, National Geographic Creative

natgeofound:

Women sit in a modern chic boutique in Casablanca, 1971.Photograph by Thomas J. Abercrombie, National Geographic Creative

June 29, 2014
humansofnewyork:

"What’s your favorite thing about your mother?""She loves life more than anyone I’ve ever known. I hope she doesn’t mind me telling you this, but recently she’s had some health problems. And her health got so bad at one point, she called me and said: ‘I was starting to wonder if there was any reason to go on. But then I had the most delicious pear!’"

humansofnewyork:

"What’s your favorite thing about your mother?"
"She loves life more than anyone I’ve ever known. I hope she doesn’t mind me telling you this, but recently she’s had some health problems. And her health got so bad at one point, she called me and said: ‘I was starting to wonder if there was any reason to go on. But then I had the most delicious pear!’"

June 26, 2014
i went to the botanical gardens yesterday!

i went to the botanical gardens yesterday!

June 23, 2014
atlurbanist:

"…my view of a southbound train, as seen this morning from a northbound one, both in motion through Buckhead"

atlurbanist:

"…my view of a southbound train, as seen this morning from a northbound one, both in motion through Buckhead"