Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. John Pike

    John Pike said, over 1 year ago

    Cool, graduation day is the best. And, she is sporting quite the baby bump. What drama awaits? Will she go into labor when she is “hooded”? I can hardly wait for this week to progress.

  2. Linguist

    Linguist said, over 1 year ago

    Quick ! Somebody call her a Doctor !

  3. John Pike

    John Pike said, over 1 year ago

    @capnLaz

    Huh?

  4. EarlP2

    EarlP2 said, over 1 year ago

    PhD in Engineering? Bars and border should be orange! That looks more like a Law gown . . .

  5. Newshound41

    Newshound41 said, over 1 year ago

    @capnLaz

    Are you sure you have the right strip?

  6. KeepKeeper

    KeepKeeper said, over 1 year ago

    Is there a doctor in the house. I mean a REAL DOCTOR.

  7. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Alex in da hood!

  8. sierraseven

    sierraseven GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Linguist

    Very cunning, Linguist.

  9. bawana

    bawana said, over 1 year ago

    Is it true that a Phd is the new Ba?

  10. khmo

    khmo said, over 1 year ago

    Respect for PhDs has dwindled in academia and society. At Cornell, hardly any profs are called “Dr” and most by their first names -by undergrads! Sure has changed from my time. Gown is wrongly stiped here.

  11. sabel

    sabel said, over 1 year ago

    EarlP — the gown matches the institution (MIT), the hood colors match the field of study.

  12. trollope'sreader

    trollope'sreader said, over 1 year ago

    Academic titles do not include “doctor” – although many PhDs expect to be addressed as such. Academics are “professors” and “deans”. Physicians are “doctors.”

  13. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    My partner is working on 2 PhD’s from M.I.T. at the same time.

  14. rmacprivate

    rmacprivate said, over 1 year ago

    Wow! This is amazing, 16 consecutive comments and all on topic. I could get used to this.

  15. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 1 year ago

    @trollope'sreader

    My wife is a Ph.D., she is neither a professor nor a dean, but does work in college administration. She is Dr. if she is anything. Though, she says, most faculty and staff eschew titles when possible, and prefer a more casual form of address.


    An interesting exception is in the African-American community, where titles of respect were denied for so many generations. In that community, they remain much more punctilious in such matters. Professors will be called Dr. if they have their doctorates. You may notice that us white folks call a certain great man “Martin Luther King” whereas in the black community he is much more often “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” or “Dr. King” for short.

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