The act of nullifying an honorary degree is rare, as the award is typically set aside for individuals who have made a great positive impact on the world as a way to recognize their accomplishments, but it does happen.
We recently talked about the history of honorary degrees and the criticism that originally came with them. While they’re not always the most widely accepted by students, many colleges have had fun with them through the years. Here’s a look at some honorary degree recipients:
For traditional students, receiving a degree and accepting a diploma on graduation day is the culmination of years of hard work, studying, and countless sacrifices. But for others, namely celebrities and figureheads, a degree can be obtained without even stepping foot inside of a classroom. What?! How?!
March is Women’s History Month and we’ll be highlighting women-centered colleges and organizations. It’s a bit eye-opening to learn that despite colleges being established in the The United States in 1636, women were not allowed to attend and receive a higher education/baccalaureate degree until 1837. Oberlin College in Ohio was the pioneer.
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