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Misspelling on Medill Diploma
Gives Students Last Laugh

Chicago Tribune, by Kim Geiger

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Posted By:trapper, 6/23/2014 7:41:36 PM

Some graduates of Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism were handed a parting reminder of the school’s notorious “Medill F” when they received their diplomas over the weekend. About 30 of the more than 250 diplomas that were given out at Saturday’s two graduation ceremonies had a spelling error, a school official confirmed to the Tribune on Sunday. The error struck some students as ironic, given the school’s tradition, known as the "Medill F," of giving a failing grade to an assignment with a factual error such as a misspelling.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: birddog, 6/23/2014 7:52:43 PM     (No. 9897161)

Oh that the "F"s were still handed out post graduation too..how many "factual errors" until they were off the air or off the Byline?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: horacer, 6/23/2014 8:07:36 PM     (No. 9897169)

That´s not a misspelling, it´s ebonics. Before da hood was all white, now it´s itegrated.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 6/23/2014 8:23:04 PM     (No. 9897179)

"Yeah? So...uh, whut´s the problm?"

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Reply 4 - Posted by: lawabidingcitizen, 6/23/2014 8:53:00 PM     (No. 9897202)

When my son graduated from high school in an upscale Connecticut suburb, he was presented with a beautifully bound book of Shakespeare´s plays with the following inscription:

For Excellance in English.


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Some graduates of Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism were handed a parting reminder of the school’s notorious “Medill F” when they received their diplomas over the weekend. About 30 of the more than 250 diplomas that were given out at Saturday’s two graduation ceremonies had a spelling error, a school official confirmed to the Tribune on Sunday. The error struck some students as ironic, given the school’s tradition, known as the "Medill F," of giving a failing grade to an assignment with a factual error such as a misspelling.

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