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Columbia Students Question Mere ‘Star’ Status

Lost star Matthew Fox was recently selected to be the speaker at Columbia University’s College Class Day.
Of course it’s now common at graduation time to find campuses honoring media celebrities. But, in this case, it was noteworthy that some students had second thoughts. According to the New York Post, “some students had griped that Fox was all matinee-idol looks and no substance – not to mention seriously lacking in academic credibility.”
Minor occurrence though this is, it’s good to hear of students concerned about the academic qualifications of campus honorees.