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Princeton gives Aretha Franklin an honorary doctorate

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Princeton gives Aretha Franklin an honorary doctorate

From EURWebAretha Franklin was awarded an honorary doctorate from Princeton University on Tuesday, in recognition of her outstanding career.

The Queen of Soul sported the traditional cap and gown as she was made a doctor of music by the Ivy League school.

Referring to the icon’s hit songs, school trustee Stephen Oxman told the crowd at the commencement ceremony, “With her singular amazing grace, she continues to traverse musical bridges over trouble water, and by remedying us to think, do right and call on her, the Queen of Soul will forever command the world’s r-e-s-p-e-c-t.”

Read the rest of the story on EURWeb.

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