Tuesday, April 10, 2007

And the winner is...

*drumroll*

Princeton!

(See here for context.)

15 comments:

  1. Princeton's very lucky to have you.

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  2. Congrats! Brandon is right, they're lucky to have you.

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  3. I think that Singer is there isn't he?

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  4. Yeah, in the "Center for Human Values", though he's also listed as 'associated faculty' for the philosophy department.

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  5. Congratulations! My new goal is to get into Princeton after I get my MA. Thus, I hope to see you there in a few years! Are you going to blog about your decision process? I would like to know how you were able to choose from so many amazing choices.

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  6. Hi Errol, I'm not sure how illuminating my introspective reports would be anyway. There's got to be a lot of sub-conscious processing going on when making these sorts of decisions. I just absorbed as much about each place as I could, noted all the pros and cons I could discern, and let it all "sink in" for a while. Ultimately, the thought of going to Princeton felt more appealing than any of the alternatives.

    [It's funny, actually, I think the decision ends up being more about yourself (in a sense) than the schools you visit. For example, I found myself wanting a quiet location and intellectual independence, whereas others might need a more structured program in a bustling metropolis. *shrug*]

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  7. Hey, congratulations with your decision. I look forward to seeing you around next year, and hopefully to some good conversations. Rutgers is sorry not to have you -- but close is better than far. :)

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  8. Congratulations - a friend of mine will be going to Princeton this coming fall as well (though transferring from MN for non-philosophy related reasons).

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  9. Hey Richard,

    Congrats on Princeton! Thought I'd drop you a line to say that I've added you to my blogroll, if that's OK -- us soon-to-be-no-longer-undergrad philosophy bloggers got to stick together, right? :-)

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  10. Congratulations! I'm sure you're glad to have it settled.

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  11. What is a herd of tigers called?

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  12. Google suggests "a streak of tigers". (I hadn't previously realized that the tiger was a Princetonian icon. I should probably learn more about the place I'm gonna spend the next 5 years of my life, heh...) I'm not sure how best to combine this with "a ponder of philosophers". Would you say our incoming class is a large ponderous streak?

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  13. Ponderous means unwieldy and overly large (unless that is your pun). Perhaps we could call ourselves a large pondering streak, or a streak of ponderers.

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  14. what is the collective noun for a group of heads of governments?

    ..."a lack of principals"

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  15. Congrats. Wow. You've just gone from being real far away to real close. Princeton is in Mercer County which is the community college at which I teach.

    Email me if you have any questions on the area.

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