Today I received a big yellow envelope in the mail. In it was a letter and a certificate.
An excerpt from the letter:
"The University ... gives formal recognition, through the Dean's Commendation List, to Research Higher Degree graduates whose theses receive examiners' reports that attest to the outstanding quality and exceptionally innovative nature of the research described in the thesis. You are included on the Dean's Commendation List for 2004 because your thesis was among the small number which were judged by the examiners to be of such an exceptional standard. My judgement was endorsed by the Head of the School through which you were enrolled during your candidature.
No more than 10% of graduating PhD or MPhil students are recognised this way each year. It is my great pleasure to inform you that you have been selected as one of those for 2004 for your thesis entitled Becoming Zine: The Place of Zines in Australia's Cultural Life."
Hee, hee, hee, hee, hee.