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Department Of Redundancy Department

I just learned today that our Dean of Students office administers a fellowship called the Overseas Dissertation Research Abroad fellowship.

Oh, school.

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perelleth
Jan. 25th, 2010 05:05 pm (UTC)
...for foreign countries. It's almost MOnty Pythonesque.

frenchpony
Jan. 25th, 2010 07:39 pm (UTC)
We came up with The International Overseas Dissertation Research Abroad In Foreign Countries Fellowship (Not To Be Used For U.S.-Based Research.
dot_o_choillmor
Jan. 25th, 2010 07:57 pm (UTC)
And you can be sure there'd still be someone confused about it.
frenchpony
Jan. 25th, 2010 09:21 pm (UTC)
The idiocy of bureaucracy is only matched by the general idiocy of the population.
meggins
Jan. 26th, 2010 12:16 am (UTC)
Sadly I fear you're right.
frenchpony
Jan. 26th, 2010 01:48 am (UTC)
Well, I suppose we should look on the bright side. It'll be that much easier for us smart people to take over the world one day.
perelleth
Jan. 25th, 2010 09:57 pm (UTC)
Lovely.

With a reminder that Hawai is NOT abroad. Or else, that Canada IS abroad.
frenchpony
Jan. 25th, 2010 10:22 pm (UTC)
I wonder if Canada counts as "overseas," though. Or Mexico.
perelleth
Jan. 26th, 2010 09:53 am (UTC)
Well noted, young lady. I'd suggest that an annex is added with a list of the countries that are considered "overseas" versus the ones that are simply "foreign," to avoid confusion! :-)
frenchpony
Jan. 26th, 2010 01:26 pm (UTC)
I wonder if they're trying to indicate that they mean "research in some place that's not North America." If so, it's still bad wording; people know that Hawaii is a state (it's our President's birthplace!), and aside from that, there really isn't any place that's "overseas" and not "abroad."
elliska
Jan. 28th, 2010 11:04 pm (UTC)
Hehehehe! And you go to a really good school!
frenchpony
Jan. 29th, 2010 05:22 am (UTC)
I'm going to have to talk to them about that. The weird thing is that I seem to be the only one at school who notices this odd name.
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