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MillerTime
05-17-2009, 11:03 PM
Celtics' legend Larry Bird, current president of the Pacers, received an honorary degree from Boston University on Sunday.

The school was celebrating it's 136th graduation.

Bird attended Indiana State, but spent his entire NBA career with the Celtics in Boston.

Boston Globe
http://www.boston.com/sports/other_sports/articles/2009/05/17/bird_spielberg_honored_at_boston_u_commencement/

PacerDude
05-17-2009, 11:17 PM
I don't understand the honorary degree concept.

Here's something useless for doing absolutely nothing. Congrats.

Huh ??

duke dynamite
05-17-2009, 11:41 PM
Cool beans.

LoneGranger33
05-17-2009, 11:59 PM
Boston University? For a second I thought they were talking about a Boston-area college that actually mattered. I believe an honorary degree from BC trumps a bachelors from BU.

We'll re-take the bean pot.

MillerTime
05-18-2009, 01:22 AM
Ya I never really understood honorary degrees. I remember at my undergrad graduation, McMaster University gave someone an honorary doctors of law degree to someone, but the funny thing was McMaster University doesnt even have a law school

ABADays
05-18-2009, 07:46 AM
Ya I never really understood honorary degrees. I remember at my undergrad graduation, McMaster University gave someone an honorary doctors of law degree to someone, but the funny thing was McMaster University doesnt even have a law school

I got one of those on the internet for $19.95. But wait, since I ordered so quickly I also got an honorary degree in Physics. :D

idioteque
05-18-2009, 07:52 AM
It was probably just a token of thanks for doing something for them at their commencement.

Major Cold
05-18-2009, 08:42 AM
But can he put it on his resume as an accomplishment?

Tom White
05-18-2009, 11:57 AM
Let's hope the degree wasn't in "Language Arts".

Los Angeles
05-18-2009, 12:20 PM
But can he put it on his resume as an accomplishment?

Absolutely. Honorary Degrees are the academic equivalent of a lifetime achievement award, and are given in thanks for doing something big for the school (like speaking at the commencement).

They mean what they mean: "I won an award." In that respect, yes, you definitely can put it on your resume.

I know I would.

Major Cold
05-18-2009, 12:44 PM
I have BS degree from Harvard. Meaning that me having a degree from Harvard is completely BS.

Slick Pinkham
05-18-2009, 02:15 PM
I didn't know you could get a degree for being ornery.

LoneGranger33
05-18-2009, 02:18 PM
I bet you also didn't know that alligators are ornery because they have all them teeth and no toothbrush.

Major Cold
05-18-2009, 02:21 PM
I bet you also didn't know that alligators are ornery because they have all them teeth and no toothbrush.

You're wrong Colonel Sanders.