Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


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  1. John Pike

    John Pike said, over 3 years 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 3 years ago

    Quick ! Somebody call her a Doctor !

  3. John Pike

    John Pike said, over 3 years ago


  4. EarlP2

    EarlP2 said, over 3 years ago

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

  5. Newshound41

    Newshound41 said, over 3 years ago

    Are you sure you have the right strip?

  6. KeepKeeper

    KeepKeeper said, over 3 years ago

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

  7. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Alex in da hood!

  8. sierraseven

    sierraseven said, over 3 years ago


    Very cunning, Linguist.

  9. khmo

    khmo said, over 3 years 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.

  10. sabel

    sabel said, over 3 years ago

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

  11. Barbara Bommarito

    Barbara Bommarito said, over 3 years ago

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

  12. rmacprivate

    rmacprivate said, over 3 years ago

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

  13. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 3 years ago

    @Barbara Bommarito

    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.

  14. Travis Bickel

    Travis Bickel said, over 3 years ago

    Check the headlines, Susan Rice has received her payoff for
    representing the Benghazi cover up with an appointment as
    National Security Advisor located in the west wing of the
    White House. How convenient does it get.

  15. bagbalm

    bagbalm said, over 3 years ago

    Soon they will demand Nobel Prizes in job ads.

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