Dissertation Desserts

September 1, 2011

An article in Duke Today explores the tradition at Duke University (and elsewhere) of graduate students bringing food -- homemade or store-bought -- to their dissertation defenses. The article notes that defenses, while a crucial milestone, rarely take place until it is clear a student will pass, so the food can't be viewed as a bribe.

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