06/23/2014 03:12 pm ET Updated Jun 23, 2014

Esteemed Journalism School Apparently Forgot To Proofread Its Diplomas

One of the nation's top journalism schools had some explaining to do after several of their graduates received diplomas that featured a prominent misspelling.

As media blogger Jim Romenesko writes, a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill journalism program posted a photo to Twitter over the weekend of his friend's diploma citing the "Medill School of Journalism, Media, Itegrated [sic] Marketing Communications."

Medill spokesman Alan Cubbage said in a statement to the Chicago Sun-Times that the school's name was misspelled on about 30 of the 250 diplomas handed out on Saturday and that impacted students will be able to get a replacement typo-free diploma.

Had a similar error been committed by a Medill student, it would have warranted a "Medill F" stamp -- a failing grade for any assignment featuring a factual error. The irony was noted by students and alums who tweeted the story using the #MedillF hashtag, some of them noting the school's controversial name change in 2011.