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Bono Turns Down Honorary Degree At Nyu


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Bono’s daughter Eve Hewson will receive a degree from NYU at next week’s graduation ceremony, but the U2 frontman will not. We hear Bono politely turned down an offer to accept a graduate degree from the school, with sources telling us NYU also invited him to give the commencement speech at Yankee Stadium next Wednesday. A rep for Bono confirmed he was offered a degree, but not the speaking gig, explaining: “Bono was hugely honored to be asked by NYU to receive the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters. Given his daughter is part of the graduating class, they discussed the invitation as a family and decided they wanted to keep the day a quiet one for the family in which Bono could simply be a very proud father.” Power lawyer and NYU Law alum David Boies will give the commencement speech and accept the Doctor of Laws honorary degree. A rep for NYU told us: “The process NYU undergoes to select its commencement honorees is confidential.”


From: New York Post

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