@Sue: The lab rotation was three periods of three months in three different labs. The students spend time in each, the idea being to get to know the areas of possible research for their future thesis
Sather: Confirms to Higgs there is no list of expectation given to students
Sather: "We try to ask questions that they can definitely answer"
Sather: "We don't want our students to fail. We don't want them to be traumatized, so we've worked to make these - what we thought would be more effective."
Higgs says Sather told a detective the defendant became "increasingly scattered" through the exam
Defendant could only "scratch the surface" of information on the exam
Topic of second question was the ear. Defendant answered with the anatomy of the organ, but that isn't what the question was about and the anatomy he described was not related. "We were interested in the brain's circuitry." "It was difficult for the examiner to direct him to the guts of the question"
Sather: committee was told to confine questioning to certain areas, before second exam
Brauchler has re-direct for Sather
Sather: "We did not know what was the issue."
Relevance objection overruled as Brauchler asks if other students have rambled when they didn't understand a question
Sather: "We felt we had not done the best job of redirecting him, because we failed. He took up quite a bit of time."
Sather: Committee discussed if the defendant was just wasting time.