Rhimes: USC Honorary Doctoral Candidate

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The alumni, faculty, and students of University of Southern California have begun the nomination process for honorary degree candidates for the 2007 commencement ceremony. USC is one of the most culturally diverse universities in America and home to its oldest, most reputable cinema school.

The school asserts, “in bestowing an honorary doctoral degree, a university makes an explicit statement to its students and the world about the qualities of character and attainment it admires most.”

Representing these attributes, USC alumna and Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes makes an exceptional candidate for a Doctorate in Fine Arts at the University of Southern California for 2007.

To read a comprehensive list of Shonda's career projects and achievements, and learn more about why she should be considered for this prestigious honor by her alma mater, click here.

Shonda Rhimes: Grey's Anatomy Creator
USC: Shonda's Alma Mater

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MARK: Derek and I always did have the same taste in women.
MEREDITH: Excuse me?
MARK: You're Derek's lusty intern right? I've heard about you all the way back in New York. You're famous.
MEREDITH: Well I heard about you all the way here in Seattle, so I guess we have a lot in common.
MARK: We're the dirty mistresses.
MEREDITH: I suppose we are.
MARK: My 400 dollar an hour shrink says that it's because behind this rugged and confident exterior, I'm self destructive and self-loathing to an almost pathological degree.
MEREDITH: Hey, we do have a lot in common.
MARK: You know, it's funny. Derek walks in on me naked with his wife, actually in the throes, and he just turns around and walks away. But he sees me so much as talking to you, and I'm on the ground bleeding. Interesting, don't you think?


I think that if Merideth Grey were ever to have occassion to sing a lullaby, it would very likely sound like folksy, Kimmie Rhodes doing 'Love and Happiness' from her album Love Me Like A Song. I can see your lead character's face with the voice which carries this song. It might be very dynamic if Dr. Grey were ever to sing this to someone else's little one. Take a listen and see if you can't hear Merideth Grey when Rhodes sings 'Love and Happiness' along with EmmiLou Harris. PS- I'm a teacher in Seattle & have no connection to any of you.


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What a wonderful honor for Shonda Rhimes, and so very well deserved. She has done a great deal to improve the iimage of African Americans. I love that young children can see role models of Black professional people doing good things. Isaiah Washington has said that he will never play another thug in the movies again because his sons need to see Black men who are successful and productive members of society. I think that is admirable. Shonda has provided a forum for breaking down a negative public perception and has opened the door to new possibilities. Congratulations Dr. Rhimes.


Grey's Anatomy Quotes

When we say things like "people don't change" it drives scientist crazy because change is literally the only constant in all of science. Energy. Matter. It's always changing, morphing, merging, growing, dying. It's the way people try not to change that's unnatural. The way we cling to what things were instead of letting things be what they are. The way we cling to old memories instead of forming new ones. The way we insist on believing despite every scientific indication that anything in this lifetime is permanent. Change is constant. How we experience change that's up to us. It can feel like death or it can feel like a second chance at life. If we open our fingers, loosen our grips, go with it, it can feel like pure adrenaline. Like at any moment we can have another chance at life. Like at any moment, we can be born all over again.


Callie: Did anyone ever think you two were a couple?
Meredith: No, because we screw boys like whores on tequila.
Cristina: Then we either try to marry them or drown ourselves.
Callie: Huh.