Saturday, April 12, 2008

President Sirleaf Gets Honorary Doctorate from IU

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (pictured), the first woman elected as president of Liberia or of any African country, will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Indiana University 3 May in recognition of her efforts to promote peace, justice and democracy, and of the close relations between her country and IU, according to the IU News Bureau.

Sirleaf will receive the degree during IU Bloomington's 2008 spring commencement ceremonies, which will begin at 10 a.m. in Assembly Hall. She also will join IU President Michael McRobbie and other IU faculty leaders at the afternoon commencement session beginning at 3 p.m.

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