It's official: after three years of threatening to quit, I quit a month ago. May is my last month in the classics department. I have grad school applications (MFA Studio Art, duh) in at OSU, University of Georgia, VCU, West Virginia U, University of Oregon, Arizona State, and Colorado State. The boyfriend is coming with me, if I get in somewhere. Sergio says he put my application forward for printmaking, but OSU is currently broke* so I have no guarantee. If I get in nowhere I might try to intern with the Women's Studio Workshop in Kingston, one of our painting & drawing profs here worked there for more than nine years. If I do get into grad school, I'm trying to figure out a way to get money to go to Greece for part of it. I think there might be a way to cobble together Fulbright, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, and the Athens print shop. A lot of my work has been tying old Greek stuff to the Greek financial crisis, and it would be good to get over there and be more informed. But I am off to pursue art, whatever happens, next year. Keep your fingers crossed for me--the MFA has to happen if I'm going to teach printmaking, and I'd rather get it over with soon so I can stop being a perpetual grad student.
*$1.5 billion hospital, $444 million dorms, bloated administration. OSU has maxed out its credit. Bad bad.