Bono to Receive Honorary Degree

Bono will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Pennsylvania, the university announced yesterday. University President Judith Rodin said that Bono was chosen to receive the honorary degree because of “his tireless efforts and use of his celebrity to remind us of our moral duties as citizens of the globe.”

Bono will address the graduating class at commencement on May 17, at which time he will be awarded the degree. This will be the second honorary degree that Bono has been awarded.