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

(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."

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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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