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The Crimson Reports on the Degree Name Change Rally


The Crimson posted an article about the recent Harvard Extension Degree Change Initiative rally. Thoughts?


  • The first comment posted about the article on the Crimson's site was a negative comment about the Extension School being about as rigorous as a community college, which was sad to see.

    If the Extension School had a reputation of having the most rigorous courses, I cannot help but think that HES students would not be nearly as motivated to change the name, i.e., the Extension School should be a badge of honor and be as challenging if not more so, than the rest of Harvard, but it doesn't seem like that is the case.

    Considering the law school is whining about tuition and changing the names of buildings, crests, etc., other students groups are occupying this and that to divest from oil, etc., it doesn't seem that HES students should be jumping on the bandwagon to demand changes to the Extension school name, which will have no effect on anything.

    Leave the name alone and work on making the Extension school the best of the Harvard schools
  • nancymicnancymic Posts: 185
    Being in a cranky mood i had to respond

    If Harvard is running a degree-granting school that is EVEN less rigorous than community college and stamping their name on it, they are practically committing fraud. I wonder if they have considered that? Gee someone should report this to the administration before something embarrassing happens! To be fair, perhaps they don't even realize this school exists.
  • AspectAspect Posts: 4
    As an alum, I totally support the change in the degree nomenclature.
  • lnjacksonlnjackson Posts: 17
    Here is an article from the Crimson supporting the degree name change

  • AspectAspect Posts: 4
    Good! Thank you for sharing!
  • GratGrat Posts: 293
    edited May 2016
    The second article does a really nice job of staying on topic. The question is: "Should the degree concentration be on the degree?" I feel like to ask the question is to answer it.
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