It's a moment of pride. DrdrA blogs about her first graduate student's thesis defense. "It was almost worse than how choked up I was at my own thesis defense," she writes, saying that she became choked up while introducing her student. "There is just something totally wonderful about seeing a student who was dead serious about quitting graduate school, finally make it — and make it big time."

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