It's Official: Bill Clinton to Speak at NYU Commencement
Former President joins a slew of dignitaries slated to appear at Yankee Stadium.
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 23: (AFP-OUT) Former U.S. President Bill Clinton speaks during the closing plenary session of the annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) on September 23, 2010 in New York City. President Obama was speaking to introduce First Lady Michelle Obama. The sixth annual meeting of the CGI gathers prominent individuals in politics, business, science, academics, religion and entertainment to discuss global issues such as climate change and the reconstruction of Haiti. The event, founded by Clinton after he left office, is held the same week as the General Assembly at the United Nations, when most world leaders are in New York City. (Photo by Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)
Students graduating from New York University will be joined at commencement ceremonies this year by a number of high-profile names, including former President Bill Clinton.
NYU says Clinton will be speaking to the crowd at Yankee Stadium on May 18. He's getting an honorary doctorate.
Others getting honorary degrees include music industry legend Clive Davis.
The school is giving Kenneth Feinberg its Albert Gallatin Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Society. Feinberg has acted as administrator of the Sept. 11 victims' compensation fund and the BP oil spill fund.
Restaurateur Danny Meyer will be given the Lewis Rudin Award for Exemplary Service to New York City.
Published at 10:21 AM EST on Mar 9, 2011
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