Thursday, June 3
Bono never went to college,
but now he has an Honorary
Doctorate from UPenn.
U2's Bono Gives UPenn Graduation Speech (transcript)
Wearing blue-tinted sunglasses with a black cap and gown, the Irish U2 frontman
accepted an honorary Doctor of Laws from University of Pennsylvania President
Judith Rodin. He urged graduating Penn students to live up to the ideals of
Bono: "We can't fix every problem--corruption, natural calamities are part of the
picture here--but the ones we can we must. The debt burden, unfair trade,
sharing our knowledge, the intellectual copyright for lifesaving drugs in a crisis,
we can do that. And because we can, we must. Because we can, we must. Amen."
Bono to Address European Leaders on Third World Debt Relief