...The Graduate Schools has looked at all doctorates issued in the last 10 years and checked all of them for any irregularities, such as getting waivers to avoid certain requirements or never having requirements checked. This obviously took a long time. From what I heard over the last 10 years only 6 doctorates have been awarded that did not follow the regulations to the letter. That’s not to say they all weren’t earned. For example, one might have been approved after the deadline to submit your dissertation.
How does that relate to Deasy… well, it sets up the precedent for what was allowed over the last 10 years. Now they only have to focus on why those 6 were granted waivers of certain regulations...
Jake's source says we should expect a few more weeks before anything is revealed by the university, and then, because of FERPA concerns, it's not likely to be a very satisfying report. No specific statements involving students are likely to be made. Therefore, vague statements about sufficient academic rigor but with minor technical difficulties is anticipated.
Since Sonny Bass had not yet been granted a degree, yet reportedly had staffers and graduate students doing his work, it is unclear whether that situation will even be addressed.