Pharrell Announced As NYU Commencement Speaker

Melissa Harris-Perry will also get an honorary degree on May 17, 2017 in Yankee Stadium.

March 30, 2017
Pharrell Announced As NYU Commencement Speaker Pharrell Williams speaks at the 28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala in Palm Springs, California. January 2, 2017.   Charley Gallay for Getty Images

Pharrell Williams and Melissa Harris-Perry will each receive an honorary doctorate from New York University, the institution announced today. The titles will be awarded at N.Y.U.'s 185th Commencement Exercises, held on May 17, 2017 in Yankee Stadium.

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Pharrell will deliver the commencement address, and receive a Doctor of Fine Arts degree. Perry, who already has a PhD in political science, will also recieve a Doctor of Humane Letters.

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