Should Exam Anxiety Get a Grad Student Out of Comps?

January 25, 2010

A doctoral candidate at the University of Manitoba twice failed comprehensive examinations, but was reinstated to the program after claiming exam anxiety, according to a complaint filed by a professor, The Winnipeg Free Press reported. The professor claims he has been reprimanded for discussing the case -- and cannot provide documentation for his claims. The university, citing confidentiality, is not discussing the case.

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