April Fool’s!

1 April 2009 at 8:39 am 2 comments

| Peter Klein |

I’m too lazy to come up with an April Fool’s post (this comment notwithstanding), so I’ll just recycle a couple of old ones:

Here are some other good ones.

Entry filed under: - Klein -, Ephemera.

South Park’s Less-Famous Metaphor Cooking by the Numbers

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  • 1. Dick Langlois  |  1 April 2009 at 9:49 am

    All the Liberal Arts and Sciences faculty at UConn found this email in their inboxes this morning:

    To: CLAS Faculty
    From: J. Teitelbaum, Dean
    RE: Waiver of thesis option in Ph.D. programs April 1, 2009

    Dear Colleagues,

    As you know, one of my concerns has been to speed the progress of our Ph.D. students towards graduation. In these difficult financial times, this is particularly important because of the enormous resources involved in producing even one Ph.D. student.

    It is therefore with great pleasure that I announce the availability of a new option for our graduate students. Students who have been at UConn for three years and have completed their coursework are now eligible to request a waiver of the Ph.D. thesis requirement. Such a waiver will be granted to students who can:
    a) suggest two or three titles for their Ph.D. thesis, if they were to write one;
    b) testify that they are quite certain they COULD write a thesis if they worked at it;
    c) produce at least one faculty member who would be willing to serve as thesis advisor IF the student did, in fact, have to write a thesis.

    The necessary forms to apply for this ‘waiver of thesis option’ are available in the Dean’s Office or online.

    I’m sure you all agree with me that this option will dramatically hasten the time to degree for all of our students, and enable us to deploy faculty time much more productively in the future.

    This policy takes effect today, April 1, 2009.

  • 2. David Hoopes  |  1 April 2009 at 11:25 pm


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