U.S. Senator Cory Booker and Six Others to Receive Honorary Degrees at Penn’s 261st Commencement
Friday, May 5, 2017
Senator Cory Booker
Cory A. Booker, United States Senator from New Jersey and a leader on issues such as criminal justice reform, providing support and resources for local law enforcement, comprehensive immigration reform and fostering economic opportunity, will present the main Commencement address and will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree.
Other honorary degree recipients are Isabel Allende, award-winning, Chilean-American author, journalist and human rights advocate; Clara Franzini-Armstrong, professor emerita of cell and developmental biology at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine; Terry Gross, host and an executive producer of public radio’s most popular programs, …