Monday, May 12, 2003

Did You Know He's a Scholar Too?

or did he discuss his nose job too?

Convocation -- season of degrees, earned and honorary, is upon us -- an opportune time to reflect upon the state of the contemporary university. But first, a newspaper cutting: "At the end of the speech Jackson, who briefly shed tears again, was presented with a mortar board and gown to cheers and a standing ovation." The Jackson in question was Michael Jackson. The place was Oxford University. Need one say more about "higher" education?