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  • A soft, round, black academic cap, with a tassel hanging from a cord attached to the center of the top of the hat.

    April 17, 2008

  • Ah…this is the one thing that would really motivate me to complete a doctorate (in a Commonwealth country anyway).

    Much more appealing, and flattering, than a trencher or mortar-board, which succeeds only in leaving a nasty indentation on one's forehead.

    April 17, 2008

  • So true. Although mortarboards are more fun to throw. ;-)

    April 17, 2008