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Re: The (long) future of paleontology

> Some U.S. universities place a time limit on graduate programs.  Other
> U.S. universities don't.

Ah, that's not unified even at the state level... I see.

> So why should a university care how long it takes a student to finish?
> IMHO, the university's impetus is a financial one.  If a student has
> finished his/her course work, and is writing the thesis and is signing up
> for only a couple "thesis/dissertation" credits per quarter, then he/she
> is paying the university only a small amount of money.

Yes, in the USA, where _the student_ _directly_ _pays_ _the university_.
I'll say no more, for fear of starting a deeply political discussion. :-°

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