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Meet and Greet: Mariel Caputo

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Lehigh Culture & Community

Once again we return to our Meet and Greet Series to introduce another member of the newest cohort.  Mariel Caputo is working on her Masters degree here at Lehigh, and answered a few questions so that we could get to know her a little better! Mareesa Miles: Hello! MM: Tell us about yourself! Mariel Caputo: I received my B.A. from Drew University, where I majored in English and minored in Italian. My honors thesis focused on single women […]

Meet and Greet: Sam Sorensen

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Lehigh Culture & Community / Uncategorized

Here at Drown Unbound we continue our series by introducing the first member of the newest graduate student cohort, Samantha Sorensen. The hope is that these brief introductions will encourage you all to take a moment to say hello and find out more about these fresh faces in the community. Read on and discover the reasons that you and Sam should already be talking. Mareesa Miles: Hello! Sam Sorensen: Hey! What’s up hello! MM: Tell us about yourself! SS: I’m […]

Tips for Avoiding a Stressful Application Semester

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By Kyle Brett and Megan Bruening   Are you applying to Ph.D. programs? Feeling a bit overwhelmed by trying to balance work, apps, and your much needed social life? Sometimes the application semester can get the better of you and you can, sadly, end up like this: Fret not. All of your professors, not to mention the department full of current Ph.D. candidates, and Ph.D. students, made it through this process intact. Which is to […]

Making the Most of Your First Year of Grad School

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By now, you’ve likely heard a lot of advice, formal and informal, from graduate students and from ‘civilians,’ as to how you can survive and thrive in your first year of graduate school. We have a few more ideas here, from former and current Lehigh English students. Check out the advice below, and remember: find what feels right for you! Gather your toolbox, test techniques for time management, and, amidst the challenges, take pleasure in […]

What Nourishes Us?: Summer Reading 2016

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Lehigh Culture & Community / Teaching

“Reading to me was fundamental, as fundamental as food.”  –Bich Minh Nyugen, Stealing Buddha’s Dinner As in the past two years, Lehigh’s Summer Reading Program for the Class of 2020 is centered around a theme; for 2016, it’s Food: What Nourishes Us? The books that have been chosen–Mark Schatzker’s The Dorito Effect, and Bich Minh Nguyen’s Stealing Buddha’s Dinner—juxtapose two very different approaches to junk food, nutrition, nourishment, culture and food identity. The books also serve as a gateway for broader theme-related conversations […]

Tips on Surviving Coursework

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Co-written by Sarita Mizin and Dashielle Horn Coursework is the cornerstone of beginning graduate studies. It is usually the first thing we commit to when deciding to pursue anM.A. or Ph.D.. To continue the conversation already started by Jimmy on our blog (https://lehighgrad.wordpress.com/2014/03/30/which-classes-should-i-take-tips-for-graduate-coursework-registration/comment-page-1/#comment-19 ), we would like to offer some tips for handling the rigors of the graduate classroom.