May 30, 2010

Bates College awards some 450 degrees

LEWISTON — Bates College will award degrees to some 450 graduates at its 110th commencement today.

Students from 33 states and 33 countries are receiving degrees at the graduation ceremony.

The college is also awarding five honorary doctorates, including one to longtime television journalist Jane Pauley.

Others receiving honorary degrees are Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Elizabeth Strout, hip-hop choreographer Rennie Harris, climate scientist James McCarthy and obstetrics researcher Teresa Woodruff.

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