Northwestern’s journalism school misspells its name on 2014 diploma

Northwestern’s journalism school misspells its name on 2014 diploma

Northwestern University’s Medill school of journalism changed its name several years back to this unwieldly title: Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications.

It wasn’t a popular decision; in fact, the Chicago Tribune made fun of the change in this 2010 story that started:

Hogwarts faculty members voted this week in support of changing the name of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to “The Hogwarts School of Witchcraft, Wizardry, Integrated Marketing and That Which Must Not Be Named.”…

The new name comes on the advice of Muggle consultants from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications, the ampersand-averse faculty of which recently approved a similar name change from the adequately esteemed and merely to-the-point Medill School of Journalism, pending trustee approval.

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