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Northwestern honor grads issued diploma with spelling error

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - The Medill School of Journalism has a reputation for being one of the best writing schools in the country, which makes it ironic they are at the center of a huge spelling error.

Honor students who graduated from Northwestern Medill School of Journalism over the weekend were handed a diploma with a spelling error. According to the Chicago Tribune, about 30 of the 250 diplomas has the word 'integrated' spelled 'itegrated.'

The error was pointed out via Twitter by Northwestern graduate Kit Fox. Fox told FOX 32 News he did not receive a diploma with the error, but took a photo of a friend's misspelled diploma.

Fox tweeted,  "Medill misspells "integrated" on its diploma. #MedillF." Medill F refers to the schools tradition of giving a failing grade to an assignment with a factual error.

"Maybe it was just one last edit test for us grads, or just some fantastic irony," Fox told FOX 32 News.

Fox tweeted he received about five "Medill F's" while he was a student at the university. He went on to say he still thinks Medill is an "exceptional school."

The Chicago Tribune reports the university is looking into correcting the error and issuing new diplomas to the graduates.

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