I received the following email today. Dear Zummo Paul [evidently Germans are unaware of American naming conventions], While researching publishable academic papers at the Library of The Catholic University of America [This really raised my suspicions. Who researches at CUA's library?], I came across a reference to a work entitled “Thomas Jeffersons America Democracy progress [...]
I didn’t go through seven years of evil graduate school in order to be called Mister. Ahhhhhhh, it is finally done. Now I think I will go celebrate.
My dissertation defense is four days away, so this weekend will be spent in final preparations for the big day. I am not really nervous, and in fact feel that I might be over-preparing just a tad. Well, better that than the other extreme. Anyway, it strikes me that this will be the last weekend [...]
After having given up on any hope that my committee would get back to me before the beginning of the school year, and even having gone so far as to register today for another semester of guidance, my chair emailed me to inform that he thinks my dissertation – with some minor tweaks – is [...]
May 19, 2008 | Comments Off
I added the table of contents this weekend, and finally created a title page. The dissertation gets sent to the entire committee this week. No doubt there will be further revisions, but I will pray that they will not be too major. If all goes according to plan, I will be defending in October. Almost [...]