Conflict management.

It's probably only appropriate that at the graduation ceremony for Bar Ilan University's Conflict Management and Negotiation program, I witnessed my first Israeli-Arab walkout. I studied in the program the same years as a secularish Arab girl from around Uhm Al Fahm. She's probably around my age, with an assertive nature and a big, warn... Continue Reading →

Graduation.

On the day of my 'graduation ceremony' from Bar Ilan's Conflict Management and Negotiation program, I must note that five years ago,when I started, I wasn't planning to still be at the job that was supposed to pay my way through university. Yet here I am. So, the degree was a bit of a disappointment.... Continue Reading →

A degree in degree-getting.

So a couple weeks ago I shared the latest Bar Ilan update that standing between me and my diploma was a ptur in English. One moment; allow me to rephrase that... Approximately one fortnight ago, yours truly revealed an update on the outstanding situation regarding the university of Bar Ilan, where the accomplishment of a... Continue Reading →

Bar Ilan update.

Haven't heard from the Bar Ilan front in a while, have you? Were you starting to lose hope? Did you think I gave up? Well, honestly, there's been nothing to update. I finished taking courses a year ago. I finished my last paper months ago. Then why is there no degree hanging proudly on my... Continue Reading →

Progress.

Here's how you know you've developed as a student over years of Israeli grad school: First semester of Israeli grad school, three long years ago, you were told to write an end-of-term paper using the proper guidelines of the university's thesis policy. You scrambled to find it after being told it was 'somewhere on the... Continue Reading →

Lizrael Update: school keeps on truckin'.

I know it's been a while since I properly updated with the whole fancy 'lizrael update' subject line. And this is likely to be quick, since it concerns school. Some days I'm soclose to finishing my remaining projects (which these days numbers three) and some days I feel like I will never finish this thing.... Continue Reading →

The final final.

I don't want to make promises, because you just never know over here... But I'm %99.99 sure that I just finished my last ever final at Bar Ilan University... ...And I totally rocked it. Take that, Ethical Dilemmas in Mediation! Here's a portrait of the calm before the final: It's not the end of my... Continue Reading →

Stop playing with my heart.

Amidst my packing the apartment, my husband calls to me: "Looks like you got too sad too early." Lecturers' strike ends "The Coordinating Council of the Faculty Associations and the Treasury have come to an agreement ending the 89-day strike which has threatened the academic school year. After marathonic overnight negotiations, the parties have agreed... Continue Reading →

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