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grymnir From: grymnir Date: June 6th, 2013 09:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good. Now finish.
Having been in a similar spot (my program was being discontinued), even if you feel nothing but anger, frustration, and bitterness upon completion, knowing you could do it without their active assistance will matter to you down the road.
mcoletti From: mcoletti Date: June 6th, 2013 10:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yessir, that's the plan: wrap up and get the hell outta here. And then burn every alumni begging letter that flies into the mail.

Not only has my personal experience soured me on GMU, but the overall direction of the university is mirroring many across the nation. It's telling that the new university president ran a very successful business school out west before moving to GMU. He's a businessman through and through, and that's how he's going to run the show. One of his first acts? Revising the university's mission statement. Oy.

We're no longer students. We're products. Worse yet, we're also lucrative revenue streams. How many decades has tuition outpaced inflation in increases? Three?

Sorry. It clearly doesn't take much to engage Polemic Mode these days with regards to school. Harumph.

In a more positive tone, you're right: that I've wended my way through this process mostly under my own funding and power, which will make graduation all the better.
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