Kate McIntyre, head of the doctoral program, swooped down in her Superwoman cape this morning and — with a few short sentences — fixed the issue. Her final words:

So – everyone needs to send their questions to Penny and Carl by 10.00am tomorrow.

Yee-haw! We’re on! So… back to studying…!

I think this sums up Tulane: faculty and staff that are truly well-meaning surrounded by ridiculous bureaucracy. Go Kate! I am *so happy* she came to my defense in this regard. I owe her a serious fruit basket.