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Gore may get doctorate

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The Minnesota Daily – February 19, 2007

This article discusses that the University of Minnesota is planning on giving former Vice President Al Gore a honorary doctorate in climatology. I won’t bother to make any comments.

University President Bob Bruininks spilled the beans at the February Board of Regents meeting, saying that “two of our colleges are working with Vice President Gore to provide, we hope, an honorary doctorate.”

“He’s in the news and is a legitimate expert on a pressing issue of global concern, climate change, so this level of interest is understandable,” Wolter said. “However, no plans have been set and it’s unlikely that would occur this spring.”

“It’s mainly a publicity thing,” she said. Scantlebury said if anyone else had made the same documentary, the University probably wouldn’t recognize him or her. “People will pay more attention because of who he is.”

Read this article here.

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