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UND awards rare posthumous degree to Texas man who passed away in 2011

Published 12/20/2013, Grand Forks Herald

Among the hundreds of UND students graduating Friday was Ross Boxleitner, a spacesuit engineer from the Houston area. He died there in 2011, leaving behind an all-but-complete thesis. The university decided that was close enough for graduation and he was given a Master of Science in space studies.

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