Gore To Receive Honorary Degree from UT in May

The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees has approved granting an honorary degree to former Vice president Al Gore Jr.
The degree – an Honorary Doctor of Laws and Humane Letters in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology – will be given to Gore at the spring commencement exercises of the College of Arts and Sciences on May 14, where he will be the featured speaker, reports Chloe White Kennedy.
“Vice President Gore’s career has been marked by visionary leadership, and his work has quite literally changed our planet for the better,” UT Knoxville Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek said in a statement. “He is among the most accomplished and respected Tennesseans in history, and it is fitting that he should be honored by the flagship education institution of his home state.”
Gore received his regular college degree at Harvard University.

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