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Archive for May 30th, 2013

As I’ve previously discussed, I don’t like honorary degrees, especially in the case of honorary Ph.D.s from non-Ph.D.-granting schools. They are even more problematic when given to dogs:

Doggie DegreeAlthough this dog reportedly sat through all of its owner’s classes as a service dog, simply being in the room does not mean that you are participating (or learning). Also, I wonder how this dog’s degree made the other honorary degree recipients feel!

Despite the ridiculousness of the situation, I do realize that the dog is cute in its cap and gown. I hereby deem him “Doggie Howser,” with all of the rights, privileges, and responsibilities associated with that title.

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