Education: Ph.D.

To become a Doctor of Philosophy, a scholar must write a thesis making at least one original contribution to human knowledge. This grows harder (or sillier) every year. Students thrilled last week to read about Thomas Walsh Jr. of Chicago, a student who gave his life for his Ph.D. Chemistry Student Walsh and his friend Harold Foard of West Virginia left Huanuco, Peru in November to explore the unknown headwaters of the Paute River in Southern Ecuador, to gather data for Walsh's doctorate. For two years they had been in Oroya, Peru...

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