Some Harvard-related news

The Big H’s endowment increased over the past year, and now comes in at 29.2 billion. Wow. Now, I would like the university to pay my UMI fees out of that windfall, please.

I’ve recently been learning all the fees associated with finishing. There’s a charge for this, a bill for that, and plenty of fees to eat up my next paycheck. Surely a university with the Big H’s resources could help out with that? After all, six years of enforced grad school poverty don’t allow one to save a finishing nest egg. (Come to think of it, they don’t allow one to save much of anything at all!)

My signed and sealed dissertation acceptance certificate arrived at the Registrar’s Office yesterday. I think this means I’m officially Dr. Goetz.

There will be champagne tomorrow.

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  1. WOO HOO REBECCA!Now please advise us on when the champagne will be broken out so we can raise a bevvy of our choice in you honor at the appropriate time 8-).Cheers,Mike Davidson

  2. dr m–I am at Rice, not UH, and yes, Rice did reimburse most of my moving expenses (mercifully!)Mike–It should be between six and seven this evening…I have to talk to a friend of mine. There’s supposedly a great little bar on Westheimer that serves flights of champagne…mmmm….flights of champagne!

  3. Interesting … our institution does not do this (except for upper level administration) and there has been an interest in perhaps trying to do this for new faculty in the future. GO OWLS!!!

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