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Troutwatching

April 18, 2014

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This week involves one of my last pre-comp spurts of academic work for this term. For tomorrow, I need to write a draft comp answer on policy failure, inequality, and political economy v. institutionalist v. agent-centred theories. On Wednesday, my interview assignment for my qualitative methods course is due. I need to finish the astonishingly […]

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I have posted some photos from Friday’s Corporation Fellows’ Gaudy: the last high table of the year, and the last that will be presided over by Master John Fraser.

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I have a ‘Pending’ folder in which I keep all emails where I need to take some sort of action in response. The further breakdown of those emails is somewhat revealing:

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Between today and tomorrow, I need to read a book and seven articles on ethnography and prepare a presentation on the topic, finish processing and uploading the photos from this year’s Clarkson Laureate awards ceremony, and produce an updated draft of the fossil fuel divestment lecture for U of T. Bonus points if I make […]

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Upper Library books

February 23, 2014

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I have just received word by email that on the basis of my supplementary oral (viva) exam, the examiners in Canadian politics have awarded me a passing grade on my comprehensive exam. This means I carry on with the PhD program, and that I will have another (harder) comp to write in public policy in […]

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Reading week

February 17, 2014

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Maddeningly, I am still waiting for a final result on my Canadian politics comprehensive exam, and I still don’t know whether I will be writing the Public Policy comp this spring or remaining in the PhD program next year. In all probability, these many delays have simply been the result of bureaucratic inefficiency, but they […]

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