Top Journalism School Misspells Own Name on Diplomas

Medill known for tough stance on errors
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jun 25, 2014 11:28 AM CDT
A screenshot of the error, via YouTube.   (YouTube/Touchvision)

(Newser) – Northwestern University's journalism school has a very low tolerance for spelling errors—at least those made by students. Make such a mistake on any assignment, and you'll automatically receive a "Medill F," the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Turns out those mistakes aren't so hard to make: Northwestern managed to spell its own school's name incorrectly on dozens of diplomas handed out Saturday. They refer to the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Itegrated Marketing Communications; the word should be "Integrated."

Fortunately for the school, "I think we’re all kind of taking it in really good humor," says the graduate who tweeted the error. "Maybe it was one last-minute test for the grads to catch on their diplomas," he tells NBC Chicago. Some 250 diplomas were distributed in total; the school plans to give new diplomas to the 30-ish students with erroneous ones, says a rep. (Click to read about another high-profile misspelling.)

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