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From the Columbia Heights Listserv:
“Our neighbor, Howard University, is having its commencement/graduation this Saturday, May 10. Sean Combs (a.k.a. P. Diddy/Puff Daddy) is the commencement speaker. Expect heavy traffic in the lower Georgia Avenue corridor and surrounding streets.”
From Howard University:
“Entrepreneur and philanthropist Sean Combs will deliver the 146th Commencement address at Howard University on Saturday, May 10, 2014, Interim President Wayne A.I. Frederick announced today.
The University will award degrees to more than 1800 students. Combs was a student at Howard University in the late 1980s. He will receive an honorary doctorate in humanities at the convocation.
“In selecting the individuals who will be awarded honorary degrees, Howard University continues the tradition of identifying leaders whose work has clearly contributed to the advancement of their fields and the world,” Frederick said. “We are honored to have Mr. Combs serve as our speaker. He sat in classrooms where our students sit, walked ‘The Yard,’ and like many students, his entrepreneurial spirit was sparked at Howard. We know he will inspire our class to work hard and to always strive for excellence.”
Five individuals will receive honorary degrees during the ceremony. They represent an exemplary group of pioneers and trailblazers in the fields of journalism, the arts, business and medicine. This year’s honorees are: Wolf Blitzer, Clive Callender, Benny Golson and Indra K. Nooyi.”