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[Apr. 4th, 2007|09:30 pm]
Marc Patenaude
So...a coyote walks into a fast food joint and says...

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[User Picture]From: brittdreams
2008-02-19 06:53 pm (UTC)
Can I pester you with a few questions about LSU? I found you via a_a, if that helps.
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[User Picture]From: caernarvon
2008-02-19 08:43 pm (UTC)
Sure can...what would you like to know?
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[User Picture]From: brittdreams
2008-02-19 08:46 pm (UTC)
Well, it's a bit weird since we're in different fields. But, generally speaking, how's LSU and how's Baton Rouge? Is the funding ok? Where do most grad students live and is it affordable?
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[User Picture]From: caernarvon
2008-02-21 11:27 pm (UTC)
Hey, could you email me your questions via the email on my profile page? This way I don't forget about you and can keep the email marked as unread in yahoo...Just got hit with a buttload of grading for my TA class and Im meeting w/major professor tomorrow

Sorry about that

Marc
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[User Picture]From: caernarvon
2008-03-02 11:23 pm (UTC)
Sorry about the delay in responding (I know, it's been about 2 weeks). Funding really varies from department to department, so I can't really help you there. Baton Rouge itself isn't bad, I don't have a car (and public transportation isn't the best), so Im somewhat limited to how much I can explore on foot :) Things are generally within relatively easy driving distance though. Housing does sort of vary, but you'll be able to find affordable housing around near campus. I'm currently in "married and student housing", but as part of the LSU Master Plan, they're looking at knocking these down within the next 2-3 years. You should be able to find a reasonable place between 4-6 hundred and any funding you get should be able to cover it plus leave you some for food :) Of course, Im an international student, so I can't apply for FAFSA or anything, but loans are useful in helping to survive the poverty of grad school :)
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[User Picture]From: brittdreams
2008-03-03 12:43 am (UTC)
No worries about the delay. I just got an unofficial notification of acceptance a few days ago. What's the campus like? And why'd you pick the "married and student" housing? I only ask because I'm interested in knowing whether it's a better option or not. Are there things to do in the area?
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[User Picture]From: caernarvon
2008-03-03 04:08 am (UTC)
Well, my first year was spent in the actual dorms. Married and student housing is part of the on-campus housing and is particularly cheap (especially if you're a bachelor type :) 505 per month with utilities paid...

There are plenty of things to do in the area...often campus oriented events, but (if you have a car) you can easily go see a movie or do whatever you want :)
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[User Picture]From: brittdreams
2008-03-03 04:16 am (UTC)
wow, that housing seems like a steal! But I want a dog so I'd probably have to look into off-campus housing. What kinds of activities are popular with the grad students? Do you get to meet people outside of your dept?
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