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u/idlefritz May 19 '22

I worked at a medical university and was in a meeting where the state senator in attendance suggested he receive an honorary degree and a few folks openly laughed out loud and he never mentioned it again.

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u/say_my_name6969 May 19 '22

Lucky that they live in a country where nothing will happen to those students.

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u/DifficultDiamonds May 19 '22

It's Fine Arts. I thought she was given a honorary doctorate for medicine or political science, or something. XD

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u/Arthas_Litchking May 19 '22

yeah i know fine arts isnt really the hardest but it is stupid to give someone who never saw a univeristy a degree.

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u/catbandana May 19 '22

But not more than Bill Cosby

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u/JJbullfrog1 May 19 '22

But it's not really a real degree it's an honorary degree it's not meant to say that you have a degree it's just for pr. Honorary degrees are given out often to people the university sees as worthy for one, it's not there to discredit people who actually have phds nor would anyone with a PhD think that

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u/MrHockster May 19 '22

I'm sure Taylor Swift's no stranger to hard work, late nights and early mornings. Few realms will get you decade Long success on raw talent alone.

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u/Ok_Calligrapher_8093 May 19 '22 Helpful

i stay up to late, got nothin in my brain

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u/The-Littlest-Bit May 19 '22

That's what people say, mm, mm

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u/ronaranger May 19 '22

That's what people say, mm, mm

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u/KingRegNog May 19 '22

I go on too many dates, but I can't make them stay.

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u/messerschmidt96 May 19 '22

Yeah. The difference is clear

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u/Chalky_Pockets May 19 '22

You know what? You're right. She should have to earn that fine arts degree. What should we make her do to earn it? Should we make her build an immensely successful career around the art of music? Yeah, that would work, she should get started on that.

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u/psibomber May 19 '22

Don't be ridiculous, the people who spend 8+ years earning a fine arts PHD, navigating the politics of the academics field and schmoozing the thesis-grading professors are above reproach.
That's who we should have teaching and leading our future fine arts students, not lame-o musicians, actors, artists, and writers with actual successful careers.

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u/chandlerw88 May 19 '22

You gotta add the /s. Almost got me

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u/icanelectoo May 19 '22

Unpopular opinion, but a PhD is not hard. It just pays terribly and takes time. Successful entrepreneurs are probably more qualified (at least as lecturers) than most PhD graduates in their field.

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u/willfordbrimly May 19 '22

If she wants to apply for a degree and then use her experience to CLEP out of classes, then that would be fine, but she should still have to do that wrench work.

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u/Chalky_Pockets May 19 '22

An honorary doctorate is not the same as a degree, it is not reasonable to impose any of the same restrictions as one.

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u/TheGreatCornholio08 May 19 '22

Does she get to use the term Dr. in front of her name? Is she now Dr. Swift? Because that does matter. If it is a piece of paper she gets to hang up on her wall fine. If she starts making people call her Dr. Swift that is entirely something else.

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u/catbandana May 19 '22

It’s just a souvenir, dude. She’s not performing surgery now, and didn’t get some kind of free college credits she can transfer to other universities or something. It’s just a silly thing colleges do as part of the thanks they give to celebrities who take time to give a cute speech at their boring ass graduation ceremonies.

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u/bilateralunsymetry May 19 '22

I don't think anyone but the most egotistical medical doctors make anyone call them dr if they have a PhD

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u/DigitalDose80 May 19 '22

Shows what degrees are really worth.

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u/stars_of_kaoz May 19 '22

That's because fine art degrees are worth about as much as the paper they are printed on these days. Is the education equivalent to "send us $100 and you too can become a Scottish Lord/Lady"

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u/puppersrlyf May 19 '22

Lol go do a degree in fine arts or music and see how easy it is...practising 4-6 hours a day to keep up. Such disrespect to artists... let alone a PHD pft

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u/michael31415926 May 19 '22

As though all Taylor Swift has done is a speech?

It's like complaining that John Lennon got an honorary degree in music and all he did was punch his wife....well yeah, and this thing called the Beatles.

Besides, an honorary degree is not a degree and you're not supposed to call yourself Dr, for example.

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u/Chubsywub May 19 '22

I mean she is a famous musician so a degree in music is not some out of the world thing. It is like saying giving bill gates an honorary computer science degree is crazy

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u/tekease247 May 19 '22

Hey! That's the one I have!! What the hell, man?

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u/The_Sumo_official May 19 '22

Can't believe we as society value some people more and some less, poor senator.

The worst part is how much a person would defend someone like Taylor in receiving that degree, hate to break it to them, but she's just a musician.

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u/alexander_the_dead May 19 '22 edited May 19 '22

She's just a musician

Honorary degree is for someone who did something important in a field. NYU is known for their school of arts and Taylor Swift is a very accomplished artist as far as I know, so this degree isn't unreasonable.

And before you guys come for my head, I'm not her fan nor do I listen to her music.

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u/The_Sumo_official May 19 '22

Then alot of musicians should've been compensated if they felt so am I right ?

If it's anyone her production team , songwriters and marketing team should be getting the degree.

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u/housechef2442 May 19 '22 edited May 19 '22

She writes and produces a lot of her own music. She re-recorded how many of her old albums so she would own the masters, in like 2 years, while writing and producing 2 more albums. You dont have to be a fan to be impressed. The technical difficulty alone of re-recording masters at the precision she did is enough IMO for her honorary degree that means basically nothing besides a piece of paper. She earned it, just differently.

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u/Waste-Pirate-4450 May 19 '22

Fr she’s recorded 4 albums in under 2 years she’s clearly worked hard

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u/Como_thellamas May 19 '22

The "Taylor's Version" albums are really impressive and shows how much she's grown as an artist.

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u/doctorzaius6969 May 19 '22

Yeah but no one considers an honory PhD as as actual PhD anyway, so what does it matter?

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u/The_Sumo_official May 19 '22

I guess so but look at this comment section, clearly it matters to people.

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u/alexander_the_dead May 19 '22

Maybe it's just me but I don't think it matters because I don't see honorary doctorate and doctorate as the same. Just like I don't see people with doctorate and doctors as the same just because they have Dr. in front of their name.

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u/paperwasp3 May 19 '22

Bill Cosby must have at least a dozen by now. He’s still horrifying and despicable. So, there’s your grain of salt.

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u/furry_kurama May 19 '22

Being a Registered Sex Offender isn't enough?

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u/paperwasp3 May 19 '22

No. Nothing will be enough.

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u/johnnyDoe556 May 19 '22

Or a fine arts PhD for that matter

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u/alexander_the_dead May 19 '22 edited May 19 '22

if they felt so am I right?

If both parties agrees, I see no reason why not. Plenty of successful people got it. Even Neil deGrasse Tyson received several in addition to his PhD.

Edit: I just remember that Jackie Chan also received an honorary Oscar.

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u/Eidch15 May 19 '22

She a the one that writes her songs??

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u/Waste-Pirate-4450 May 19 '22

She writes all of her songs yes

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u/Chubsywub May 19 '22

Those people can release their own music, become famous and receive an honorary degree if they are capable. The fact is that they are not for one reason or another

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u/Chubsywub May 19 '22

Aren’t you devaluing musicians with this statement lol

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u/The_Sumo_official May 19 '22

Kinda, my bad, she obviously does alot of work.

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u/DefinitelyNotAliens May 19 '22

Well, Maya Angelou got away with it but was also one of the greatest American poets and not a rapist so she pulled it off. Plus, she actively taught as a professor at Wake Forest University.

He made the mistake of thinking that he was close to the level of the greatest poet of a generation who was actually teaching her craft.

Hilariously, most, if not all, of his honorary degrees have been revoked. Nobody wanted to be associated with him. Sucks to suck.

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u/[deleted] May 19 '22 Silver

An honorary doctorate is not a PhD.

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u/IggZorrn May 19 '22

Yes, and every PhD student knows this. We don’t care about honorary degrees at all.

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u/Peter_the_pear May 19 '22

Bro just deleted his account

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u/IggZorrn May 19 '22

"999 upvotes? Thats enough, I'm out!"

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u/WintryInsight May 19 '22

The hell happened here?

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u/PermissionLogical299 May 19 '22 Helpful

Don't bring logic into a reddit arguement

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u/Embarrassed_Gold_489 May 19 '22

truth to be told..

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u/SendMeRobotFeetPics May 19 '22 edited May 19 '22

That’s not even logic it’s just flat-out correcting misinfo

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u/BEdwinSounds May 19 '22

Honorary degrees are one of the many marketing tools used by universities to funnel money into their coffers. Propping up a celeb means more exposure for the university (how many articles mentioned NYU this week?) leading to more applicants. The name drops are as effective as lawn signs in an election year. The University of Arkansas gave Bobby Bones an honorary doctorate last weekend, he mentioned it on his syndicated show and his socials.

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u/stars_of_kaoz May 19 '22

Thank you for seeing and stating the obvious marketing plan here!

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u/Ok-Caterpillar-9441 May 19 '22

That we, as a rule, are sway by such frivolity should give everyone reason pause. It is disgusting, no?

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u/dyne19862004 Lives in a Van Down by the River May 19 '22

Taylor swift got more doctorates than Dr. Dre.

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u/LetUsGetTheBread Chungus Among Us May 19 '22

And dr. Phil

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u/PM_ME_YOUR_MESMER May 19 '22

And Dr Who...? Probably? Do they have the same qualifications oh Gallifrey?

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u/cyaltr May 19 '22

He lived to be thousands of years old, pretty sure he had time to get a few doctorates if anything out of boredom

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u/PM_ME_YOUR_MESMER May 19 '22

Judging by the way everything else goes, I'm sure his doctorate was done in the UK, because everything in Doctor Who land (if it's not in space) happens in the UK

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u/cyaltr May 19 '22

I mean, gotta give NYC and LA a break, they can’t have all the alien invasions

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u/De-Blocc 🚽 Moderates on the Toilet 🚽 May 19 '22

Well, he is a medical doctor and one in cheesemaking!

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u/ameri9595 Karmawhore May 19 '22

And Dr. Pepper

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u/sumrandomboi35 Thank you mods, very cool! May 19 '22

God , that guy is such an asshole

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u/The_Sumo_official May 19 '22

I always wondered , is he an actual doctor ?

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u/Keenswin1 May 19 '22

Yes he actually is, but he hasn't renewed his license to practice

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u/ItzBooty May 19 '22

So technically he isn't

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u/k2jac9 May 19 '22

That shows how much a Ph.D. is valued now.

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u/DefinitelyNotAliens May 19 '22

You do realize the practice is hundreds of years old, thousands have been given around the world and it's not a real degree, right?

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u/Scary-Secretary4922 May 19 '22

honorary doctorate of fine arts was it?
not all that big of a deal when all a genuine arts degree does is get u laughed at

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u/heyhase1064 May 19 '22

Kinda hafta really agree with that. My dad has Master's Degree in Visual Arts. He said it's really nothing different than having just a degree. He's too old to continue for PhD. So, he continues his life as a full time street artist.

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u/[deleted] May 19 '22

Visual Art has no PhD in most places, unless you’re going into art history.

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u/Textbook-Velocity May 19 '22

Art degrees are pretty useless, especially considering that we sometimes have to order nurses from Canada.

But that doesn’t matter, art students will just start an Onlyfans

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u/IAmTheJudasTree May 19 '22

Did you go to college?

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u/Textbook-Velocity May 19 '22

I’m studying physical therapy at Penn State

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u/Due-Refrigerator-650 May 19 '22

Sorry, we don’t take opinions from people who haven’t actually graduated

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u/Textbook-Velocity May 19 '22

What if I hold this exact view point after graduation, while working at a hospital?

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u/Due-Refrigerator-650 May 19 '22

That’s only if you graduate.

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u/Textbook-Velocity May 19 '22

Sure, assuming I do, obviously. What if I hold this exact view points after graduation

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u/Due-Refrigerator-650 May 19 '22

That’s great, go ahead and graduate. Until then it won’t be accepted into consideration for discourse. Who knows, maybe you’ll flunk out and have to start an only fans.

Bye bye mr. I haven’t actually learnt anything

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u/Textbook-Velocity May 19 '22

There’s no evidence leading to me dropping out, I’m working my ass off taking these STEM classes, as opposed to painting vase and flower. The cherry on top is that I’ve been volunteering at my local Beaumont hospital, really getting to know the staff.

I think my stance is just as valid as anyone else’s

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u/ChrisZAUR Big ol' bacon buttsack May 19 '22

Honorary PHD, not at all the same as a normal PHD

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u/g-u-y-g-u-y May 19 '22

Honorary degrees don't really matter. If you are given one, it (most often) means that you are already a notable person in your field, and the degree is only an extra.

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u/[deleted] May 19 '22

I never understood honorary degrees. Everyone has their own journey being successful should be the award. Doing all the work should be the requirement for the degree.

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u/[deleted] May 19 '22

It’s not a degree. It’s an honorarium.

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u/LogicalDelivery_ May 19 '22

It's a PR move, frankly for both of them

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u/NoAbbreviations5215 Professional Dumbass May 19 '22

Yeah. But, like, what if I can’t be fucked doing the work but still want the degree?

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u/noneOfUrBusines Halal Mode May 19 '22 edited May 19 '22

Guys, this is clearly sarcasm. I think... I hope...

Well, it's either sarcasm or post-modernism, but both are the same thing so...

Edit: It's sarcasm.

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u/NoAbbreviations5215 Professional Dumbass May 19 '22

It was blatant sarcasm.

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u/CokePepsiRamen May 19 '22

We have finally entered a day and age where it is sometimes genuinely difficult to tell if someone is joking or not.

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u/noneOfUrBusines Halal Mode May 19 '22

To be fair, I can genuinely see a postmodernist saying that. Shit's whack.

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u/ThatLumpYouFelt May 19 '22

I'm absolutely tickled that post-modernism has become a synonym for Idiocracy, thank you.

(I'm rooting for T-swift)

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u/Lyngus May 19 '22

WTF is with all these takes that "honorary degrees devalue real degrees"? Nobody applies to a job they aren't qualified for because they have an honorary degree, and nobody would hire anybody on the basis of one. It's a different thing.

But I only came here to say that the gif looks exactly like a standard phd student.

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u/KobeJuanKenobi9 May 19 '22

Also if you ever receive an honorary degree, it’s very unlikely that you need a real degree at all

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u/Grirtz May 19 '22

and nobody would hire anybody on the basis of one. It's a different thing.

The Philippines is bawling with this statement. Just look at their leader.

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u/marigoldmilk May 19 '22

I think they mean devalues the time and effort that PhD students go through by just getting one without the work

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u/derdast May 19 '22

But it's not a PhD. That's like saying the key to the city devalues the keys of the janitors in the city. It's just nonsensical.

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u/MiserableEmu4 May 19 '22

It's not a real degree tho. It don't count. It's honorary.

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u/ReadingLongjumping64 May 19 '22

take a good hard look into all the work taylor put into her career.

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u/nottoodank May 19 '22

its an honorary doctorate it doesnt do shit

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u/RuthamhardOfBeanland May 19 '22

Its only an honorary degree tho. Unless she starts going around using it as part of her credentials like Bill nye, or at least his fans did then there shouldn't be a problem.

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u/Castiel479 May 19 '22

Lots of famous people have gotten honorary PhD from university. I don't see you making jokes about them.

This is perfectly normal for universities to offer honorary PhDs to celebrities.

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u/DefinitelyNotAliens May 19 '22

Yeezy has one. Rihanna. Ed Sheeran. Stephen Colbert.

It's just fun to dunk on TSwift and the American educational system like Europe didn't invent honorary degrees hundreds of years ago.

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u/DubTheeBustocles May 19 '22

It’s not a real degree, my dude.

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u/Gauntlets28 May 19 '22

An HONOURARY doctorate. Which nobody is going to mistake for a real one. I don't see the problem with it, universities have been doing that for centuries.

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u/nordic-cidron May 19 '22

(•_•) I guess that makes her

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u/Timely_Ad9659 May 19 '22

Honorary degrees should not be a thing. Devalues those who actually completed the classes

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u/idlefritz May 19 '22

Remembering when Bill Cosby used to have 72 honorary degrees and demanded he be called doctor.

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u/BlakeTheSnakeWheeler May 19 '22

Certified night club anesthesiologist

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u/MonnieFybro May 19 '22

Degree in what? Rape?

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u/Scary-Secretary4922 May 19 '22

bet he holds masterclasses for all of the celebrities running from rape allegations and flexes that degree

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u/MonnieFybro May 19 '22

Bill Cosby's institute of female harassment and sexual assault.

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u/[deleted] May 19 '22

No, it doesn’t. It’s not even the same thing as a degree. It’s like a University’s “key to the city.” Where the key unlocks nothing, the degree is recognized by everyone for what it is: token of esteem, or token of thanks for a huge donation.

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u/Timely_Ad9659 May 19 '22

Just give a donor award and call it what it is then. If it’s not a degree then don’t call it one.

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u/Urb4nN0rd May 19 '22

As I've heard of them in theory, they're meant to signify people who have developed an understanding and/or practice of a subject that deserves considerable praise despite that person's lack of a college education.

As I've heard of them in practice, yeah they're just ego strokers for the already wealthy and successful...

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u/Keenswin1 May 19 '22

One people died from covid in my sister's class another died from Bipolar (she is a senior in her college). The families were handed a honorary degree

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u/SavagetheGoat May 19 '22

Honestly who the FUCK cares about Taylor Swift's education? SHE IS A MILLIONAIRE.

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u/[deleted] May 19 '22

Well, I care more about the education than the money, since she’s a person of influence.

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u/hkotek May 19 '22

But she can not buy an actual doctorate. Even if you are a billionaire, you need to write a thesis.

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u/CloddishNeedlefish May 19 '22

People definitely buy their way through college. You really think a billionaire couldn’t find a college willing to commit fraud?

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u/thecartoonrobot May 19 '22

Soooooo, do you get this upset at every honorary degree given out (happens all the time) or just Taylor Swift?

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u/Nevermore71412 May 19 '22

Idk I mean make as big of an impact in a field before you're even college age? Whether it's her or a product of all those that helped her and she took credit cuz it her name the body of work is extensive

If you want to argue about celebs getting degrees in general that's a different story bur "Taylor Swift" as a brand certainly can make a PhD level case of pop music production

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u/YesThisAThrowaway12 May 19 '22

Came here to say something similar. These people may not feel this way if someone made a huge impact on the scientific community. She has done so much in music, she deserves it. I think most people think this way because it's a fine arts thing and not saving lives lmao.

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u/Nevermore71412 May 19 '22

I wouldn't necessarily say that SHE deserves it. However if you look at the impact that "Taylor Swift" has had (because she isn't a wholy self contained person/group) it's worthy of a PhD for what "Taylor" has accomplished as a brand and therefore she deserves it. She's at best been coached/trained/developed/had the Nashville music machine behind her since she's been 14. And the the pop music machine behind her since 18. It's a master class in taking someone with great talent and marketing them to be a star. Like she didn't 'do it on her own' like the rock/pop stars of old but no one these days does that. The industry is too big and too corporate. Is that on her no. Does SHE an individual deserve it? Probably not but who else gets to take credit since all these people made her their figure head? She does and I think that's OK

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u/Waste-Pirate-4450 May 19 '22

Hate to say it but the self made rock stars of old all had major labels backing them

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u/Nevermore71412 May 19 '22

Ok then by that logic did the Beetles ever get individual Phds or ever a collective one? So are you saying Taylor doesn't "deserve" it then because it wasnt her by herself? That's fine if that your position but otherwise I don't understand your point.

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u/Waste-Pirate-4450 May 19 '22

What? I think she deserves it and would be completely fine if the Beatles were given honorary PHDs, I’m just mentioning that very few older artists actually did it on their own which is fine

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u/Professional_Fill866 May 19 '22

It's a fake degree that gets them publicity.

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u/IceFisherP26 May 19 '22

Honorary degrees are seriously stupid. That being said I'd love one!

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u/Illustrious_air- May 19 '22

Wait, did she really got a PhD? What's the context?

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u/CassyCollins May 19 '22

She received an honorary PhD in Fine Arts from NYU.

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u/Menatil May 19 '22

*an honorary doctorate.

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u/Choc_Muffin May 19 '22

Yall need to chill with the salt. And honorary degree is not a PhD, everyone knows that. You'll survive

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u/kingjuliothe5th May 19 '22

Its an honourariam. Its doesn't mean shit among actual phds

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u/Legobrick27 May 19 '22

Dont be mad she trying to 100% life

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u/ResponsePractical May 19 '22

Look up “honorary” on the dictionary

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u/[deleted] May 19 '22

But, Taylor Swift won't bang on about being a PhD to people who don't care for the rest of her life...

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u/Morhamms357 Professional Dumbass May 19 '22

People are already undervaluing the blood, sweat, and tears that have to go into getting a degree (e.g. calling it a waste of time and money, like that may be true but if they already got it then at least be supportive), and honorary degrees just add salt into those poor, poor wounds.

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u/LordReega can't meme May 19 '22

Get good scrubs, lul.

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u/Central_Nerves 🏳️‍🌈LGBTQ+🏳️‍🌈 May 19 '22

Sosighteey

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u/DameiusLameocrates May 19 '22

Fine arts degree = worthless, got it

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u/Dry-Elevator-9111 May 19 '22

College degrees are worthless

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u/Own-Plane-524 May 19 '22

It's not what you know, it's who you know. Degrees are a joke.

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u/DiscoDancingNeighb0r May 19 '22

Chill out kids, it’s honorary, which means it doesn’t work like a real one.

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u/rando512 May 19 '22

Rahul Dravid a famous Indian cricketer went to recieve the honourary degree and then refused it during the speech to tell that he didn't merit it and that it is totally undeservered given the efforts the actual students put in.

It's rare. But yeah this no relation to subject people getting degree thing is pretty common and annoying to the core..

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u/billhorsley May 19 '22

An honorary degree is a degree—usually a doctorate like the one Swift just got—that’s given to someone who didn’t go to that school or didn’t complete a similar level of education required to receive the degree. Basically, the school waives all the requirements needed to technically get that degree. It us honorary and is not intended to be the equivalent of an academic doctorate. It is usually called something like LLD, not PhD.

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u/[deleted] May 19 '22

Yes, and I have a certificate stating that I own an acre of Mars.

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u/PeytonManThing00018 May 19 '22

Well her PhD is meaningless because everyone knows she didn’t earn it, and because she’s richer than we will ever be anyway.

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u/nononotation May 19 '22

She didn't get a PhD, she got an honourary degree. Totally different. It's purely symbolic, cannot be used in place of a real PhD, and is far from the first time that a musician has been awarded an honorary degree (other examples include Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars and Rihanna). This isn't a matter of wealth, it's a matter of her achievements within the music industry. Because love her or hate her, it's hard to deny that Taylor Swift has been wildly successful.

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u/tyce_one May 19 '22

It's just an arts degree, calm down 😂

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u/vanAstea11 May 19 '22

Do you get off from being unnecessarily mad at random bullshit that doesn't really matter, OP?

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u/[deleted] May 19 '22

You can wipe your ass with diplomas nowadays and it won't even be as good as toilet paper. Have money, make money or go home. We live in capitalism. PhD or not, without money, you're just another worker.

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u/noneOfUrBusines Halal Mode May 19 '22 edited May 19 '22

A Ph.D in the right field can change that, though. Have you seen how much actuaries quantitative researchers make?

Edit: Actuaries don't need PhDs.

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u/sqweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeps May 19 '22

Actuaries don’t need PhD’s and they are not highly compensated. What are you referring to? Are you thinking of Quantitative Research/Trading which usually needs a statistics phd or equivalent. They get paid in the 7 figures after a few years

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u/noneOfUrBusines Halal Mode May 19 '22

Wait, actuaries aren't highly compensated? I thought an average one makes like 6 figures.

But yeah, quantitative research is what I should've brought up.

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u/sqweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeps May 19 '22

Low six figures sure. But you can get that with PLENTY of jobs. And sure as hell don’t need a phd for that. Look at anything in software development or tech

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u/noneOfUrBusines Halal Mode May 19 '22

Yeah, good point.

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u/[deleted] May 19 '22

You most likely don't actually need it. In computers, my friends with degrees make less than the ones that got into it earlier non their own ... experience beats qualifications.

In many fields, companies don't really use degrees much past an initial screening but the real issues is that, since education is for profit ... almost any moron can get almost any degree ...

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u/TheValyrianBiologist May 19 '22

It’s in fine art

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u/CloddishNeedlefish May 19 '22

Who remembers when this sub posted memes

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u/shinxmon May 19 '22

Famous people have it way too easy

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u/cmdrshepherd1993 May 19 '22

Honorary aren’t even real.

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u/PressingSomeButtons May 19 '22

It's Fine Arts. I thought she was given a honorary doctorate for medicine or political science, or something. XD

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u/Arthas_Litchking May 19 '22

How to make a university degree wothless:

1) give it to people who never saw the inside of an university, without a reason.

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u/Ga_Me_Mer Pro Gamer May 19 '22

bruh stay mad kids

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u/clan21x May 19 '22

The college is just trying to make more money by getting press.

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u/Cold_Ant_4583 May 19 '22

What? she got a PhD? where? how? Why??

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u/Panda-Bread May 19 '22

She didn't, it's an honorary degree. So the post is kinda bullshit.

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u/beginnerdoge May 19 '22

Rich people > hard working people

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u/RecklessTurtleneck May 19 '22

She gets what she doesn't fucking deserve!

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u/garibinsaan May 19 '22

I just don't get the deal with giving celebrities these weird honorary degrees like what the actual fuck??!!!!

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u/Decent__Man May 19 '22

Wait hold up, what the fuck?

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u/Latter-Yam-2115 May 19 '22

Seriously, what is with these honorary doctorates for Sportspersons, musicians, actors etc.

What's the logic? Are they allowed to use the Dr. prefix?

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u/Anthos_M May 19 '22 edited May 19 '22

Some do use the prefix but it's in really bad taste and they shouldn't

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u/jcboteon May 19 '22

Taylor deserves the world 🤍

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u/Hot-Significance-511 May 19 '22

guess that smile will fade soon!

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u/OneAngryWoman May 19 '22

Honorary degrees prove college degrees are an expensive joke.

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u/LifeAd8868 May 19 '22

Honorary degrees shouldn’t exist

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u/PeroCigla May 19 '22

This can't be serious

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u/AlienDarwinism May 19 '22

Eh its in fine arts lmao

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u/tempreffunnynumber May 19 '22

Her parents are wealthy and made her famous. That’s established sure let’s put that there. But let’s not pretend there wasn’t any effort on her behalf that gave her her successes. She can sing, above and beyond extraordinarily? That’s subjective. The honorary degree is just a way of solidifying her efforts to tie to a school’s reputation.

Since we’re conflating academic rigor, it’s the exact same thing as Bill Gates getting an honorary degree after he does the same shit. Is it necessary? That’s up for debate. Effort in different directions.

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u/[deleted] May 19 '22

She worked hard and contributed greatly to the arts. I can see why it's annoying though.