Fun story, but it reminds me why academic advisement is so important.
Ninety-nine-year-old Oregonian Leo Plass, who this month finally got his degree after dropping out in 1932 to get a job logging,tells KTVZ-TV he later learned he was just a few credits short of his teaching degree when he left school:
“They told me I just had three hours to go. I said, ‘Gee, too bad you didn’t tell me that then — I would have stayed there all night to just get those three hours in.'”
Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.