You probably won't graduate if:
You've told your family to cancel plans for your
grauation six (semesters) times.
It takes six months for your advisor, Dr. Ron Opp,
to let you know you passed your major exam.
Your major and minor advisors, Dr. Ron Opp and Robert
Sullivan, are adamant about your taking a non-required
Your Dissertation Chair, Dr. Mary Ellen Edwards, writes
comments that reference holding a gun to someone's head
and your dissertation topic has nothing to do with guns.
Referenes to W. E. B. Du Bois and HBCU missions are
systematically removed from your dissertation (as late
as 12/17/10) via Dr. Mary Ellen Edwards's, your
Dissertation Chair's comments, although dissertation
topic is, also, about maintaining institutional relevancy.
A Nashville, Tennessee pastor, The Reverend James
Thomas, writes a letter to Dr. Daniel M. Johnson, former
University of Toledo President, about obstacles that are
seemingly being placed in your path.
You embark upon a 400-mile bicycle ride (Nashville to University of Toledo) to deliver a letter to University
President, Dr. Lloyd Jacobs, protesting what appear to be
You file a racial discrimination claim with the Office for Civil
Rights/Department of Education.
Two dissertation defense dates (the first week in December
is rescheduled for 12/17/10) do not take place.
On your supposedly defense date, you receive an email suggesting, from your Dissertation Chair, Dr. Mary Ellen Edwards, and a dissertation committee member, Dr. Svetlana Beltyukova, that you rewrite your dissertation (research
questions, hypotheses, theoretial framework, etc.).