Author Archives: Colleen O'Neill Conlan

Missing blogger finally turns up…

What happens to a student blog when the blogger is no longer a student? That’s been my dilemma since graduating from UMA a couple months ago, and why there’s been zero action in this space for so long. Back then I … Continue reading

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Another nontrad I love

I’m getting ready for my son’s graduation, but wanted to salute Ms. Burlyce Sherrell Logan, a nontraditional student who is also graduating today. Her story is stunning and triumphant.

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Post-graduation limbo

So I am a graduate! Since I’m not going to the official UMA graduation next Saturday, I was so glad to have the chance to celebrate with my fellow grads at our ceremony at URock.  Kudos to all! I confess, … Continue reading

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…and done!

Today I submitted my final final paper of my final semester. Done is done. Our celebration for local UMA graduates takes place on Saturday at URock. I’m excited in a strange, abstract way, almost like it hasn’t quite set in that, … Continue reading

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The sweet, sad final days

I’m posting from URock, and it’s strangely quiet, considering it’s finals week. There are a few students milling about, and some hard-core math finals taking place. And there’s a freezer full of ice cream, courtesy of the Student Association. What … Continue reading

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Folks, I’m in the thick of it. Papers and projects due, and this silly gal (that would be me) had the crazy notion to get her husband tickets to see John Prine tomorrow night in Portland. When you live on … Continue reading

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Happy Easter, Happy Spring!

This dispatch comes from Boston, adopted city of my daughter, and where we are gathering for Easter. We stay at a hotel a few T-stops from where she lives, the same place we’ve been staying at for six years. It’s … Continue reading

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