This is my last canned post for the week. I wrote it on Wednesday, before leaving for Chicago on Thursday morning. I’m getting back tonight, so hopefully a fresh post will arrive sometime tomorrow. I didn’t can any more, so I better be up for writing. Probably a recap of my trip.
Earlier this month, I had the dubious pleasure of filling out applications to a couple of summer programs. The first was at the University of Chicago, studying Greek drama — in Greece — for three weeks. The other was at Northwestern University, studying theater — just in Chicago — for five weeks. Both applications were completed online, with supplemental materials submitted in other ways (email, postal mail, etc.).
I noticed a big difference between the two applications. In terms of usability, they were like night and day. The comparison is almost like trying to compare apples and oranges; there’s just no way to reconcile the differences.
Just so y’all know, I got accepted to the UChicago program this past week, before I left (for Chicago, even; not that I’ll be anywhere near either school). Still haven’t heard anything from Northwestern. I’m crossing my fingers; this is the only year I can do that program. UChicago’s can wait a year (can’t do both, as they overlap).