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Lots of Questions, But No Shortcuts (Guest post by John McCaa)

[Editor’s note: the guest essay below is adapted from award-winning journalist John McCaa’s commencement address at the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony at the University of Texas at Dallas on December 17, 2015.  — LDB.] Lots of Questions, but No Shortcuts By John McCaa Fellow scholars, I know what you have been through. I stand here reminded of the times I had submitted for my advisor’s review the latest draft of my dissertation — reminded of the hope, the confidence, I felt, as I drove toward campus to hear his thoughts (most assured that I had dazzled him!), only to sit down Read more