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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Hey Donald - You're Fired!


The University of Pennsylvania, Donald Trump's alma mater, is giving The Donald's major casino competitor, Steve Wynn, an honorary degree this year.

Can you get an honorary degree from a university where you've already earned an actual degree? Probably not when you've got billions of dollars and haven't donated much (if anything) to the school all these years...

posted by Brian at 12:13 AM


4 Comments:

  • Steve Wynn must have some connection to Penn; he also ran the Pennultimate concert during the 250th celebration (the one with the Band, the Glee Club, Dolly Parton, and Bill Cosby). There's a photo of the Glee Club baritones and basses, Bill Cosby, and Steve Wynn.

    By Anonymous Michael W, at 8:30 AM, April 04, 2006  


  • Class of '63, according to Wikipedia.

    If I had known I'd get to run a casino, I might have gone to Wharton.

    By Anonymous Jeff Porten, at 10:18 PM, April 04, 2006  


  • Sorry, Jeff, apparently you don't need Wharton:

    http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v52/n24/commencement-a.html#sw

    Mr. Wynn graduated with a B.A. degree in English Literature from Penn in 1963. Mr. Wynn is active in the community and has received honorary doctorate degrees from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Sierra Nevada College in northern Nevada. He is chairman of the University of Utah’s Moran Eye Institute, serves on the Board of the George Bush Presidential Library and is a former Penn Trustee.

    So, another question: Can you get an honorary degree from a university where you've already earned an actual degree and were a former Trustee? Yes, apparently so.

    By Blogger Brian, at 10:29 PM, April 04, 2006  


  • Seems to me, if you get an honorary doctorate, that's a great way to annoy the heck out of your friends with actual Ph.Ds.

    By Anonymous Jeff Porten, at 12:34 AM, April 05, 2006  


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