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INTEREST: Rhode Island College to Present 3 Ghibli Execs with Honorary Degrees




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Leebo



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:49 pm Reply with quote
At first I was like "RIC? Really? That's kind of odd."

I guess RISD makes more sense.
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Mune



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:32 pm Reply with quote
I kind of dislike this idea.
Why should someone who is not even enrolled, nor ever been enrolled in this college, get honorary degrees? All 3 of these executives are already successful and do not need a degree.
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enurtsol



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:51 am Reply with quote
Successful people get honorary degrees all the time from institutions within their fields. It's just recognition.

BTW, it bears noting that RISD's most notable alumni is Seth MacFarlane of Family Guy fame (and just got paid $100 million). Laughing
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Leebo



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:13 am Reply with quote
Mune wrote:
I kind of dislike this idea.
Why should someone who is not even enrolled, nor ever been enrolled in this college, get honorary degrees? All 3 of these executives are already successful and do not need a degree.


This isn't a new idea, this happens at graduations all over the country every year. The school picks someone to recognize.
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