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Brandeis Announces 2014 Commencement Speaker

The university also announced its honorary degree recipients.

Geoffrey Canada.
Geoffrey Canada.

Geoffrey Canada, the president and CEO of Harlem’s Children’s Zone, will give Brandeis University’s commencement address in 2014, according to a recent university release.

The Harlem Children’s Zone project targets a 100-block area in Central Harlem, providing more than 10,000 children educational, social and medical services from birth through college. Canada, who is resigning from his post this summer after two decades, will also receive an honorary degree from the university at the commencement ceremonies on May 18.

The university’s other honorary degree recipients in 2014:

Jill Abramson, executive editor of The New York Times

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Somali-born scholar and women’s rights activist

Eric Lander, one of the principal leaders of the Human Genome Project

Malcolm L. Sherman, longtime Brandeis University trustee

Read the university’s full release >>

Larry Fine April 03, 2014 at 08:14 PM
such a radical university.
JohnnyMass April 04, 2014 at 03:22 PM
The only time that this would be shocking is if Brandeis ever had a white christian male as a speaker!

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