I understand what you're saying but it just doesn't add up for me. I haven't seen an explanation for her moving away from Moscow before the end of the semester. Have you? I wonder where the dog was going to stay while she traveled Europe in January?
The others murdered didn't have this "glitch" in their circumstances. I also wonder why she was not honored with a posthumous degree.
If Kaylee had all (or most) of the required course credits to graduate in December, then it is most likely that she will be awarded a posthumous degree at the spring 2023 commencement. The chair of her department could have submitted a letter of recommendation to the dean of the college requesting that Kaylee be awarded a posthumous degree, and the dean may have submitted the request to the provost (vice president for academic affairs). That is the normal process at a university for the awarding of a posthumous degree. This can be done quickly, in one day or so. So it probably was done in late November or early December.
But the next step is that the university president has to forward the request to award a posthumous degree to the Board of Regents for approval, and then it is taken up at the next scheduled Board meeting. If the Board didn't meet before the December commencement once, then I think that may be why Kaylee's posthumous degree was not awarded at the fall commencement. The Board would have to approve this (even though it is pro forma
), and will likely do so at its next scheduled Board meeting. And the posthumous degree will likely be awarded at the spring commencement.
Note that I did not look up the policy and process for awarding posthumous degrees at the University of Idaho, but this is the policy and process at several universities that I am familiar with.