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    June 27, 2003

    Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter 17: Micella Reloaded

    The change from the dull delirium and insane drama that characterized my first year and half of graduate school has been welcome.

    March 26, 2004

    Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter 25: Another One Bites the Dust

    Daphne never struck me as the type of person who would stop doing something just because she wasn't happy.

    March 24, 2006

    Educated Woman, Chapter 49: The Grad-School Success-O-Meter

    In grad school, a certain amount of failure is inevitable.

    February 01, 2002

    Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter 1: Why Am I Here?

    Just getting started, it can be hard to keep my long-term objectives in mind.

    October 15, 2004

    An Open Letter to Administrators and Faculty

    Recognize that your students are there to get a degree, first and foremost, but realize that they can contribute to your community.

    January 30, 2004

    Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter 23: Grad School and the Single Soul

    What you don't always think about when starting graduate school is that sometimes the choice to go to graduate school--especially when you haven't already met that special someone--can delay or impede your social progress, even as it advances your career.

    November 22, 2002

    Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter 11: Fellowship Applications Are FUN!

    "Alas, I have found that this process has given me new vigor about my work and the work I am proposing to do."

    May 24, 2002

    Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter 5: Teacher? Lecturer? Rambler? The Professors!

    I’m not sure that a lot of my professors enjoy teaching. I’m not sure any of them were taught to teach. For some, it seems to be an absolute pain.

    September 10, 2004

    Peer Mentoring, Part 2: Practical Methods to Lift As We Climb

    Mentoring is most often about encouragement, support, and sharing resources and information, but it can also be a reminder to proceed with caution.

    July 22, 2005

    Educated Woman, The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse Chapter 41: Fear and Feedback

    I have a fear of screwing up my future that makes me crave more constructive feedback from my adviser than he tends to give.

    August 27, 2004

    Chapter 30: Lessons in Mismanagement (Yes, More Communication)

    I resisted the urge to cuss him out, jump, scream, or otherwise make a fool of myself, and we both rediscovered something "cool" about the project.

    April 26, 2002

    Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter 4: Meet the Potentially (Dys)functional Family--My Lab

    With all of the personalities and projects out there, the quest for a perfect fit is much like a search for the perfect pair of jeans.

    September 23, 2005

    Educated Woman, The Grad-School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse Chapter 43: Where is the Love?

    America's place in the scientific universe is different, as is the way science and scientists are perceived by the society we work within.

    May 27, 2005

    Educated Woman - The Grad-School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse, Chapter 39 – Who Am I?

    As Dwight Eisenhower once said, "In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable." The same may be said for careers.

    February 28, 2003

    Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter 13: Hurdler? I Thought I Was a Grad Student!

    "I haven't given up, although I've thought about it."

    September 24, 2004

    Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter 31: Year 4 Commences

    I've come to that point in graduate school at which you dislike everything and everybody and want to do whatever you have to do to escape as quickly as possible.

    May 26, 2006

    Educated Woman, Chapter 51: Search. Scour. Capture. Job

    Maybe the worst part about the job search is sending out an application for a job you just know you're well suited for and getting an unceremonious rejection, or even a nonanswer.

    April 23, 2004

    Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter 26: Bringing Up Advisor

    Have aliens taken over my advisor's body and released him from emotional oblivion?

    November 26, 2004

    Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse - Chapter 33 - The Heart of Grad School Darkness

    We have to seek sources of comfort, our confidants, in other places.

    May 23, 2003

    Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter 16: Time for Rumination

    What a difference some data make.

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