Who is Dr. Marianus?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by Mike Albrecht, Apr 9, 2004.

  1. Mike Albrecht

    Mike Albrecht New Member

    Out of curiosity I went over to College Hints. I figured out who just about everyone was except Dr. Marianus. Since his name came up here I was wondering who he/she/? is as the information supplied is very sparse.:confused:
  2. MarkIsrael@aol.com

    [email protected] New Member

    He used the handle "Doctor Marianus" here on DegreeInfo as well. He was banned for "shilling" (defending Knightsbridge University without initially revealing his connection with it). He is quite a fountain of information on less-than-wonderful schools, and I have also really enjoyed discussing music with him.
  3. Dennis Ruhl

    Dennis Ruhl member

    I believe he is a Knightsbridge graduate, exceedingly knowledgable about education, particulary British and seems like a pretty sharp person.

    College hints is an interesting mix of people. Much of the same advice such as avoiding degree mills is given.

    The tone of the advice tends to be different. When someone on degreeinfo says he has an unaccredited bachelors degree, he is usually reminded how severely he frigged up, and is told to retake a 30 day R/A degree. College hints people likely provide them with a list of about 100 R/A universities that will accept unaccredited degrees to some extent.

    Same with DETC degrees. It's a much calmer board.
  4. Mike Albrecht

    Mike Albrecht New Member

    So he/she/? is some anonymous entity who can run a good spiel but won't back it up with facts. That's what I thought, like a lot of people here and there, won't give a straight answer except to tell people how wonderful they are and their problems are not their fault.

    Sorry, people with RA degrees sometimes have trouble getting into a graduate program and/or transferring credits. I will never tell anyone that they should go to anything less!

    Yes, sometimes people make mistakes from lack of knowledge, but the best long term is to fix the mistake and not try to blame your problems on some one else.

    As to
    if they really learned something it may be easier then spending 2 years battling bureaucrats..
  5. bgossett

    bgossett New Member

    Well, that would have done it, but multiple logins were discovered first.
  6. Emma Dryden

    Emma Dryden New Member

    who's Dr Marianus

    Dr Marianus is a character in Goethe's Faust (Pt. II). Nice user name.
  7. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    Nice digging.
  8. John Bear

    John Bear Senior Member

    ...and, Google suggests, Emma Dryden was born in 1569 in Canons Ashby, Northampton, England. Or: another one is a very well-known children's book editor in New York, who would be most welcome on this forum.

    John Bear, author of
    Bears Guide to Earning Degrees by Distance Learning
    The Princess and the Frog and the Prince and the Mole and the Princess and the Frog and
    (and a few other things)
  9. Tom H.

    Tom H. New Member

    The guy is a shill who has been involved with Knightsbridge and Marquess College. He could more appropriately have assumed the user name Mack the Knife.

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