I just got off the phone with Margaret, who reports that her committee sustained her doctoral exams. She’s done with course work, done with being-a-student!
Eventually, she’ll submit a proposal for her dissertation and write it, but that’s a fundamentally different exercise. It’s a big job that not everyone can pull off, but it’s the sort that she’s actually better-prepared for than she was for the peculiar task of taking exams. Plus, after she’s done TA-ing this semester, she doesn’t need to live on campus!
WOOHOO FOR MARGARET!!!! 😀