21 September 2006

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.


At Thursday, September 21, 2006 3:11:00 PM, Blogger Elle said...


At Thursday, September 21, 2006 3:29:00 PM, Anonymous Mike said...


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-).

Mike Davidson

At Thursday, September 21, 2006 5:27:00 PM, Anonymous Dr M said...

May I ask -- did the U. in Houston pay for any of your travel or re-location costs?

At Friday, September 22, 2006 10:05:00 AM, Blogger Rebecca said...

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!

At Friday, September 22, 2006 12:17:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Dr. Goetz!

At Friday, September 22, 2006 1:07:00 PM, Anonymous Dr M said...

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!!!

At Friday, September 22, 2006 1:29:00 PM, Blogger Kelly said...

Congratulations, Dr. Goetz!

Also, great news that Rice helped with moving costs - many don't.

At Friday, September 22, 2006 4:18:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, I didn't see this post earlier! Congratulations, dear Dr. BEB. Mammamoo


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