No offense to Burner, but I chafe whenever I hear "BA in Computer Science". It largely managerial, business of software-type stuff, and now learning that there was only 10 class involved it seems pretty weak to call it "science". Off the top of my head, my CS degree was 20 software/engineering courses plus the required math and physics minors.
I sort of expected the video to actually address the technical issue of the specialization and what that means at Harvard (i.e., is it like a minor or something more).
I hope Burner wins, but this ad is an epic fail. You don't get elected by boring the voters to death, regardless of the correctness of your position.
did they even have 2 year degrees prior to 1980s? i call bull on this one. i'd bet the douchebag reichert dropped out after 2 years...
Why nothing about how much Reichert bankrupted our county - and then the nation?
I want Reichert to make some more movies with OJ Simpson playing Nordberg.
@4 Reichert's college, run by a very small Lutheran sect, didn't award 4 year degrees until the 1980s. (Was/is it even an accredited school?).
That hasn't stopped him from lying about holding a BA/BS or let others write that he holds one. Grounds for dismissal at most public agencies especially ones where public integrity is important, like a sheriffs department.
Just cuz I'm picky...a double major does not a double degree make.
I have a double degree and I always firmly point out the distinction. For me it was 30 additional credits (roughly one extra year).
While one may poo poo the differences, that's a hell of a lot more work and education that goes into a degree versus major.
Oh, rubbish. It depends entirely on where the school, and the respective departments within the school, set the bar. It's different everywhere you go.
Where are you seeing her degree described as a "double-major" in computer science and economics? Burner's campaign itself described the economic emphasis as "roughly equivalent to a minor in the subject" with a Harvard official saying it was NOT a "degree" in economics. Burner said, more than once, that she had a "degree" in economics. I think calling her out on that is fair. It's not enough to make me not want to vote for her (in fact, I already HAVE voted for her), but it IS sort of lame on her part to exaggerate her qualifications and think nobody is going to fact-check what she says.
Unfortunately I see more Rossi/Reichert ads during morning/evening hours than democratic ads. Posting the ads on Slog is great and all but they need to be on TV much more.
I love the part where she's in a pants suit "explaining things" to a bunch of students in street clothes.
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