April 24, 2020
Everyone seems to be picking up a new hobby while stuck staying at home. But instead of experimenting with a sourdough starter, Grammy award-winning singer Shakira decided to study up on ancient philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania.
Shakira, 43, completed a four-week, online course and on Thursday posted a photo to social media of her posing with her certificate and proudly boasting that she had graduated.
"I just graduated from my 4 week Ancient Philosophy course with the University of Pennsylvania (@Penn)," she said. "I know ... my hobbies are very impractical, but it took a lot of hours after the kids were asleep."
I just graduated from my 4 week Ancient Philosophy course with the University of Pennsylvania (@Penn). I know... my hobbies are very impractical, but it took a lot of hours after the kids were asleep. Thank you Plato and predecessors for all the "fun" over the past month! pic.twitter.com/cFTCXDjliX— Shakira (@shakira) April 23, 2020
“It was great to see she was taking the course but even greater to see she was taking notes and taking it seriously," Meyer told the Daily Pennsylvanian. "It warms a teacher's heart.”
Last month, Shakira re-posted a video to Instagram that was taken by her partner, Girard Piqué. It showed the singer taking notes while watching one of the lectures. "Just a benign ancient philosophy course at @uofpenn to make the confinement productive," she said in the caption. "I have to be able to think about other things rather than Paw Patrol!!"