Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Cat gets online degree; owner sues

From the News of the Weird file: A woman is suing an online university after her cat was granted an MBA degree. The woman just happens to be the deputy attorney general in Pennsylvania. Kathryn Silcox is suing Trinity Southern University for consumer fraud and illegal email marketing after she filled out the university's self-evaluation form and applied for a $299 bachelor's degree under her cat's name. The university granted the cat not only a bachelor's degree but also an MBA--if the cat would pay an additional $100. Silcox paid $99 for a transcript that showed the cat had taken four semesters of business classes. (From the Chronicle of Higher Education, via Edupage)

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