Wednesday, March 08, 2006
No news is bad news
Update 12.31pm -- well, the original message is below, but I wanted to update it here. So, the awards are basically announced -- there are three, and none are me. So the new plan is to see if I can teach 3 classes in the fall (in other words do my whole teaching associateship in the fall), then move back to Canada in the spring. This may be worked out probably after spring break. But failing getting the GSA VP position, it's all over....
All congratulations to the lovely Paul Kucharski, who earned a Senior Teaching Fellowship for next year. Paul is a good friend of mine and one of the awesomest people around. Dr. Drummond went down to Paul's office yesterday & gave him the good news. Paul doesn't know who the other Senior Teaching Fellowship has gone to (the department can give out two).
That said, if the news is out, & I haven't heard anything, that means it hasn't gone to me.
Especially since I ran into Drummond about four times yesterday and he didn't say anything to me about that (we talked about other stuff).
So my not getting it isn't Official yet, but it's as certain as it reasonably could be.
So, I'm hoping Rosa got it, because that would be great; she's not around -- I'm going to ask her later.
Sterling thinks that a person CAN get by in NYC on $12,000 a year, so that it may not be worth leaving, but I'm really skeptical about that budget, particularly given my $100/month minimum credit card payments.
I'm doing my best to be cheerful, but this really sucks. I'm waiting to hear about whether there might be a possibility of my running for Graduate Student Association Vice President, which would be good, but that's conditional on the current VP stepping down.
So wish me luck... although maybe my somewhat-flippant talk of just moving back to Canada isn't so flippant after all. How much work do temp agencies have in Ottawa? Maybe I'll try to teach two courses in the fall, & move back in January. Who knows.
jane 11:50 AM [+]