I'm Shocked. Shocked I Tell You
University officials said they could not recall any precedent for the Senate rejecting the nominees put forth by the Faculty Senate’s Honorary Degrees, Distinguished Alumnus Awards and Memorials Committee.I can think of one good reason why he was the first denied this honor, his last name is Bush.
How many in academia are of the the liberal persuasion? I would venture to say that it's well north of 75%, and they loathe George W. Given the opportunity to stick it to a member of his family is too good to pass up, no matter if he deserves it or not. Personally I don't know nor do I care if he deserves it. My personal opinion is that honorary degrees are asinine, but maybe I'll change my tune when I'm offered that honorary doctorate.
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