Stephen Colbert faces the truth – his Knox diploma won’t burn


On getting word of this year’s speaker, Mr. Colbert had threatened to burn his honorary doctoral diploma from Knox — in mock anger at the college’s decision to honor Mr. Clinton. The Galesburg Register-Mail reports that the college’s president, Roger L. Taylor, responded by sending Mr. Colbert a steel diploma, which the comedian tried unsuccessfully to burn Monday night on The Colbert Report.

“You win this round, Knox College,” said Mr. Colbert, adding that “those geniuses at Knox College are pretty smart.”

Read the full story in the Chronicle of Higher Education.