Barely African: The IACM Conference in Cape Town

I meant to post this, my critique of the IACM Conference, earlier, but decided to wait until my scholarship finally came. It took three months. It amazed me. To try and become more diverse by awarding such scholarships, but then expect recipients to put up huge sums...
Nithin Coca, MIA

Nithin Coca, MIA

It finally¬†happened. I’m done. It is with both a sense of relief, and also some nostalgia, that I write this post. I sit outside the same cafe where I wrote my post on the meaning of grad school¬†a few months ago, on the corner of 120th and Broadway, overlooking...
Was Grad School Worth It?

Was Grad School Worth It?

I’m sitting at a cafe at Columbia University. An Ivy League school, though the ivy tower seems far less impressive from the inside than the outside. Part of that is the reality of it not actually being that special, but part of it is also us students taking the...

Heads of State! OMG!

I say it mockingly, but you may mis-interpret it as Nithin’s growing Icy League snobiness, when I said things like the following. “Oh, I’m just seeing three heads of state at the World Leaders forum this week.” Now, reality. I have no respect...