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[*] Post 310055 posted on 28-11-2007 at 17:33 Reply With Quote
Honorary degrees

Do you think that universities devalue the work of normal degree holders by awarding honorary ones to celebs, businessmen etc?
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[*] Post 310062 posted on 28-11-2007 at 17:58 Reply With Quote

I think it depends on how they are used, once they are bestowed...

Someone who goes around using the honourific would possibly annoy me but as a general idea, it can be useful, I think.
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[*] Post 310063 posted on 28-11-2007 at 18:00 Reply With Quote

I don't think it makes much difference, if any. Where it would make a real difference (such as a person being hired for a position), the people hiring would easily be able to find out that a degree was honorary, I would think. In books and articles, a person should be judged on the quality of his work, not on his resume.
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