#1: That Tough Reader will be out of town the second half of May, and thus won't be able to provide comments on any revisions of the diss.
#2: That Fantastic Adviser agrees with Tough Reader that taking the summer to revise the dissertation will make it a better book.
This means I won't actually graduate on June 15 as I had anticipated.
Of course, I agree with their assessment: more revision time will, indeed, make for a better dissertation. But ack! I could taste the completion.
So: I will walk at commencement in June. I will turn in the diss over the summer. The official degree conferral date will be September 15.
In other news, I won a university-wide graduate student teaching award. I think it's one of those things where just about everyone whose department nominates them gets an award (there are 10-15 recipients), but it's still nice to be nominated.
Speaking of teaching awards, did I mention one of my favorite professors won the university's $30,000 undergraduate teaching award? Yes, you read that figure correctly. Unlike my little award, which I learned about via e-mail, news of this one gets delivered by the Chancellor walking into the classroom. With cake! Wish I had been there to see that. It's well-deserved.