Sather: "Students are often shy, a lot of scientists are not the most outgoing people"
Sather: says trying to draw out students is a common issue. He was concerned about the defendant, but said it was a common situation
Brauchler calls for defense exhibit 8 to be published. That's the course schedule
Sather: Hasn't always been successful at drawing people out of their shells in class
Sather: "its pretty hard to teach if you're not going to be interactive with your students"
Sather: "People very commonly go to grad school b/c they are good students..." but "people decide that research work is not for them"
Sather: Had no contact with the defendant between end of class and oral exam
Sather: Was the chair of one of the two examining committees. Both asked the same questions. Exams lasted 1 hour, and Sather kept the exam on time.
Sather: Confirms this was a new examining format
Sather: Said oral exams after 1st year were an experiment, high stress. Typically would have used written exam
Sather: "It is up to the students to be prepared" for the exam
Sather: Says students expected to spend a lot of time studying, maybe even visit professors for help
Sather: "PdD means you are able to do research on your own without guidance" so initiative is important
@Nadine: Disrespectful name for Brady that I would like to do away with please
Sather: "it was as though he may not be fully engaged with the process" "Either he was so nervous that he was behaving this way, and that happens, or he just didnt care"
Sather: "I described it at somewhat detached"
Brauchler asks if defendant was detached from reality, question jury has asked. Sather says no, says he meant "socially detached"
Sather: Says staff tries to hide their concern from the students. Students don't leave with information about how they've done.
Sather: It is common for students to drop out after the exams
Sather: Committee decided defendant's exam was failed
Sather: Reported to Suk that the defendant had not passed.
@RickS: We've noticed that certain attorneys have areas of expertise