Author Archives: Holly Jordan

Space and Place

OK, so I said I would write a MAL entry when I got back, and I will, but I haven’t had time yet. I’m in Urban Political Geography, and for class today, we had to write a 2-minute response to … Continue reading Continue reading

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Experiential Learning

I’m a big fan of experiential (or performative, whatever you want to call it) learning.  I was pretty involved with the Reacting to the Past program at UGA (a curriculum created by Barnard College.  I was involved in the Athens … Continue reading Continue reading

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Transitions

The last nine months have been an incredibly strange period of time for me.  The transition back fully into academia following a two-year hiatus after grad school has been far harder than I ever could have imagine.  Because, completely unlike … Continue reading Continue reading

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Blogging as Subversion

In all three classes I have to blog for, people are either enthusiastic towards or terrified of having to blog (with very few in between).  In part, I do think some of the terror might come from a person’s definition of … Continue reading Continue reading

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ePortfolios are eXasperating

For my GEDI class requirement (and honestly, for my own edification), I am currently putting together an ePortfolio.  And I have to say it is one of the more nervewracking things I have ever done–especially the home/welcome page.  What to … Continue reading Continue reading

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Collective Knowledge

I don’t know about everyone else, but I came out of NMFSS last week really pumped.  As a graduate student, I hear many people, both in administration and amongst the faculty, discuss breaking the barriers of communication and research between … Continue reading Continue reading

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Discouragement and Decisions

During GEDI the other night, interdisciplinarity came up during our talk with Gardner Campbell (mostly because I brought it up…), and I really got to thinking about how I ended up in an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program.  I actually entered undergrad … Continue reading Continue reading

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Ninteen-Year-Old British Student Sends Oxford a Rejection Letter

I have to give this student credit for doing what I’ve always wanted to do.  My #1 college choice for undergrad was Providence College, a private college with (even at the time) very high tuition and fees.  I was a … Continue reading Continue reading

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