Lego Grad Student

Lego Grad Student

@legogradstudent

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A hollow head struggling to make it through a blocky world.

Joined on June 18, 2016
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We looked inside some of the tweets by @legogradstudent and here's what we found interesting.

Inside 100 Tweets

Time between tweets:
7 days
Average replies
69
Average retweets
2368
Average likes
13273
Tweets with photos
21 / 100
Tweets with videos
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Quoted @legogradstudent

Our democracy is collapsing, and Republicans in power are aiding its fall. We must work every moment between now and Election Day to stay indignant, mobilize, overcome these obstacles, vote out each abettor in undeniable numbers, and reclaim our institutions and future. https://t.co/YiM0XYwkIf

Our democracy is collapsing, and Republicans in power are aiding its fall. We must work every moment between now and Election Day to stay indignant, mobilize, overcome these obstacles, vote out each abettor in undeniable numbers, and reclaim our institutions and future. https://t.co/YiM0XYwkIf

Sickening. It is all so sickening. This is more true than ever before. None of us can sit this one out and be a spectator to this country's demise. https://t.co/waeIdKk09u

My latest: A dispatch from the Failing States of America. How Western media would cover Minneapolis if it happened in another country https://t.co/MjbbGv5jqU

I don't have the proper words to react to this week, especially when I can't pretend to know what it is like to be a black individual in this country. All I know is that so much is and has been broken, and it is incumbent upon each of us to confront and address our complicity.

Returning to a paper I haven't touched in almost a year, I ruefully chuckle while thinking about a bygone era when I did subpar work just because I was dumb and not because I was distracted by the thought of the country infecting itself to death.

If you want a virtual background that expresses your spiritual connection with LGS (and hides any compromising objects in your shot), feel free to use this as appropriate. https://t.co/MtgLUljHBJ

If you want a virtual background that expresses your spiritual connection with LGS (and hides any compromising objects in your shot), feel free to use this as appropriate. https://t.co/MtgLUljHBJ

Logging on to a videoconferencing session, the grad student squeezes himself into the one remotely clean corner of his apartment. https://t.co/hEk85L9BYG

Logging on to a videoconferencing session, the grad student squeezes himself into the one remotely clean corner of his apartment. https://t.co/hEk85L9BYG

Staying safe in his apartment, the grad student seizes the opportunity to socially distance himself from pants. https://t.co/jwrKcYNWsj

Staying safe in his apartment, the grad student seizes the opportunity to socially distance himself from pants. https://t.co/jwrKcYNWsj

I am seeing a lot of people take up bread baking as a new hobby while staying inside, and the only thing I'm wondering is where they got all that flour.

Grabbing a pack of toilet paper, the grad student clings to an utterly irrational source of comfort in the midst of extraordinary uncertainty. https://t.co/cyt766fZKA

Grabbing a pack of toilet paper, the grad student clings to an utterly irrational source of comfort in the midst of extraordinary uncertainty. https://t.co/cyt766fZKA

Much less hot take: Each time I realize 9/11 was almost twenty years ago (instead of ten), I feel deeply uncomfortable about unrelenting the passage of time.

Hot take: If 20 formative years of your life involve a major terrorist attack, two recessions, exorbitantly expensive and unnecessary wars, tangibly worsening inequality, climate emergencies, and incompetence during a global pandemic, it might make you think things aren't good.

If needing to quickly and abruptly convert your course to an online format because of the coronavirus is the worst thing you're dealing with right now, I'd say things are going relatively well for you.

Quoted @legogradstudent

One piece of advice about admit visits: Pay attention to the grad students there. Are they cohesive? Honest with you? Happy overall? If programs are comparable, pick the happy place. If they're not, still seriously consider the happy place. And enjoy the visits! You earned them.

As a new round of admit visits begin, I'll bring back this brief thread from two years ago. I am increasingly convinced that it is correct with every passing year. The only thing I would add this time: Wash your hands repeatedly, and try not to touch your face. https://t.co/hySjN8ylay

Quoted @legogradstudent

Trying to grade sixty papers, read 800 pages, write four proposals, and reply to 50 e-mails in three days, the grad student simply cannot. https://t.co/RkJjp9Vgp5

Trying to grade sixty papers, read 800 pages, write four proposals, and reply to 50 e-mails in three days, the grad student simply cannot. https://t.co/RkJjp9Vgp5

I know I've been a lot quieter lately. I promise I'm not dead! This old post best captures the essence of what's been going on. Hope you're all hanging in there, everyone. https://t.co/dGmFe2B28S

Anyone who thinks the dysfunction of last night's Iowa caucus must be the result of a conspiracy has clearly not hired a bunch of undergrad RAs to help collect data.

As someone who grew up in the Kansas City area, let me say this: If the Chiefs can win the Super Bowl, you can finish your dissertation.

Whenever a student is caught plagiarizing an entire paper, I'm sure the natural response we all have is to say they should not be punished, do nothing to prevent them from doing it again, and hope it does not happen in their future papers.

Whenever I review an article, I feel some anxiety from (1) knowing that my decision could affect someone's career, (2) not feeling competent enough for that responsibility, and (3) realizing that the entire field of scholarship operates like this.

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