The Goo Goo Dolls Are Taking Over Higher Education

Dan Gibson | March 11, 2008 11:15 am

There might be stranger news to emerge today, but somehow I doubt it: Bassist Robby Takac of the Goo Goo Dolls has been named to the Board of Trustees of his alma mater, Medallie College. The relationship between Takac and the college didn’t end at graduation; in 2005, the college awarded Takac with the Alumni Community Service Award for his work in “enhancing the Western New York community through his Music is Art Foundation.” However, the press release informed me of something I was not aware of.

Takac’s band has been “recognized as one of the best alternative rock bands in existence.” I’m sure Medallie is thrilled to honor its hometown hero, but let’s not go overboard, ok? [Medaille College]