I have a Master’s degree from Yale. It’s something I did when I was young and foolish, and beyond its maybe getting people to pay a little more attention to me in job interviews and the like than they might have otherwise, it hasn’t proven to be of much value. It certainly hasn’t been worth what I paid for it. But this event (“Blazers & Bling”!? seriously?) and its subsequent notice on Gawker have written off any value that might have remained. Can I take a tax deduction for this? Could I perhaps apply to Yale for some sort of refund?