The Doctoral Degree Paper Chase Radio producer Jake Dorman takes listeners along through the academic maze faced by students about to complete their doctoral degrees -- including an encounter with the mythic "Margin Lady."
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The Doctoral Degree Paper Chase

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The Doctoral Degree Paper Chase

The Doctoral Degree Paper Chase

Pensive PhD Candidates Brave the Academic Gauntlet

The Doctoral Degree Paper Chase

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Radio producer Jake Dorman takes listeners along through the academic maze faced by students about to complete their doctoral degrees — including an encounter with the mythic "Margin Lady."

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