91% Graduate With Honors

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by Gus Sainz, Nov 22, 2001.

  1. Gus Sainz

    Gus Sainz New Member

    Rampant grade inflation at Harvard. See the article from the Boston Globe here.

    So much for those who point the finger at UoP and other DL schools.

    Gus Sainz
  2. me again

    me again Well-Known Member

    Mmmmmm, interesting. I wonder if this is common at many schools (particularly in masters programs)?

  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Thanks for sharing this with us. A couple of years ago a was skimming a book which noted that at Harvard the gentleman's "C" had given way to the gentleman's "B".

    I think this is also happened at other schools as well.

    Who knows, George Bush II's "C" average in his Harvard MBA might well be a "B" or "A" average today. Which is why I am amused at the people who have attacked his grades especially in light of the issues raised in this article and the fact that some of the critics are graduates of mediocre state or private universities. In any case Al Gore was no scholar as far as grades either.


  4. Tom Head

    Tom Head New Member

    Although I voted for Gore, I've always felt that Dubya (like Dan Quayle) is actually a reasonably intelligent person who just has a tendency to occasionally say the wrong thing at the wrong time.

    What exactly did he study at Vanderbilt? Was it religious studies, Christian theology, or ministry? I'd always heard it was the former, but was never able to confirm it. (If he actually did study graduate-level religious studies, then I know one reason why I do like the guy.)


    Tom Head

    co-author, Bears' Guide to the Best Education Degrees by Distance Learning (Ten Speed Press)
    co-author, Get Your IT Degree and Get Ahead (Osborne/McGraw-Hill)
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I believe that I saw on a PBS program that he had tried a graduate Divinity (?) program and did not do well academically and dropped it and that he also dropped out of law school (??).

    I agree with you about George. I think the guy is reasonably intelligent as is Gore. GW is not a polished speaker which has actually led to some refreshingly candid remarks during this crisis.


  6. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator

    As North has pointed out, he tried his hand at both the Divinity School and the Law School. He graduated from neither (I give him points for *not* graduating from the Law School).

    While on the subject, I really get irked at people who suggest that President Bush is somehow stupid. The guy graduated from Yale undergrad and the Harvard Business School...he's no dummy. Yet some people try to imply that he got by on his name. I'd like to ask these people, if that's the case, why did he earn the mediocre grades they also love to spout off about? If he got into the schools based on his name, wouldn't that also be enough to get at least a cum laude graduation?

    G.W. is certainly not the most polished public speaker, but I thank God on a regular basis that he was our President on 9/11/01 instead of Al "I invented the Internet" Gore.

  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Amen! As I said above his "C" average would probably be higher today based on the grade inflation noted & his "C" average at Harvard
    would probably be an "A" at a mediocre state university. So I am amused when I hear graduates of 4th tier schools raking the guy over the coals.

    As for the crisis I also agree with you. There was much criticism about GW picking members of his father's administration but in a way no one could have expected we needed that expertise from the Desert Storm administration in this crisis. I wonder what we would have ended up with had we elected an indecisive Gore.

    By the way isn't Donald Rumsfeld great (tough, confident, good with one liners). He reminds me of a secret agent character from movies or TV I just can't place him.



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