I treat this blog like I'm playing it safe at a dinner party; I stay away from conversations about politics, money and religion. However, it's difficult not to have fun with some of the more light hearted political news that has been floating around lately. Newt Gingrich has gone on record saying that Brad Pitt should portray him if there were to be a movie about his life -- clearly Newt hasn't seen this photo! As for Brad Pitt, this isn't the first time he's been mentioned in a political conversation (as folks in New Orleans already know). I think that all of this is hilarious, but it may end up confusing younger generations. For example, I'm convinced half of the kids growing up during the Bush administration still think Will Ferrell is George W. Bush. And just for the record kids, Darrell Hammond and Bill Clinton are not the same person...I think. Let's Check out some grad school news:
- Cash Rules Everything Around Me -- I'm not talking about the Wu-Tang song, but I am talking about being a grad student. Here is some advice on how you can save money while you do your Ph.D.
- If you manage to save a little extra money, how will you use it? You could spend it on a date...unless you don't have a date. The good people at GradHacker have some tips on the dating scene in grad school. And if it's just money you lack, Dave Chappelle can show you how to budget on that date.
- Here is a great article/video from Justin Detwiler at Auburn University. He talks about his graduate school experience, and new/prospective grad students will find his insight very valuable. Thanks Justin and Auburn Family!
- The Chronicle just ran an article about hundreds of people from the University of Michigan uniting to oppose unionization of graduate researchers. So much for me not getting political, right? But this is important news!