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CHIMO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 08:48 PM
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DiManno: Go ahead Don Cherry, reconsider and take that honourary degree
Maybe some day an institution of higher learning will give me an honorary degree to fill that blank space on the wall where an earned degree should be hanging. Never graduated, never got it, too busy already working as a teenage sports writer at the Star. And, okay, flunking Economics 101 three years in a row, then twice more at night school.

Couldnt wrap my brain around the concept, as I tried explaining to the editor who recently dispatched me to Greece to write about that countrys debt crisis which required an Economics for Dummies crash course, self-administered, thus proving yet again that reporters need hardly have any knowledge about the subjects theyre covering. In faking it, I have a PhD.

Degree honoris causa for the sake of honour is the formal description of doctorates invested by universities on an often eclectic assortment of recipients, a practice dating back to the Middle Ages in England.

William Shatner was thus recognized by McGill in Montreal, the octogenarians hometown, in June. His advice to students: Dont be afraid of making an ass of yourself. I do it all the time and look what I got.

Time for Rosie to move over to the Sun. Her rose coloured glasses make her a number one appointment to the Senate!
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