Thursday, August 24, 2006
Sean at The American Mind finds someone older.
After a long and fruitful career, 79-year-old master�s degree graduate Herbert Baum has returned to the University of Chicago to earn his Ph.D. The oldest person ever to be awarded a doctorate by the University, Baum will receive the degree in economics Friday, Aug. 25.Congratulations, Dr. Baum! May we all have such a love of learning at that age. And Katie at A Constrained Vision notes his committee includes James Heckman, Milton Friedman and Gary Becker, all Nobel winners. You can bet that this is no honorary title.