Harvard Accepts Student's Rap Album As Senior Thesis, Says He'll Graduate With HonorsChris Menahan
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Obasi Shaw is slated to graduate with honors from Harvard University next week after handing in a mixed tape to the English Department in lieu of a traditional senior thesis.
From the AP:
BOSTON (AP) -- While other Harvard University students were writing papers for their senior theses, Obasi Shaw was busy rapping his.You can listen to Shaw's rap album on dropbox. You can also read his "thesis," which is the lyrics to his rap songs.
Here's a sampling of the lyrics from his opening track, "Declaration of Independence":
A nation due for inspection, this the audit, hereinShaw's story was also prominently featured in the Harvard Gazette earlier this week:
Don't let anyone tell you college degrees are losing all their value because standards are slipping. I'd say this story proves standards are higher than ever.
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