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Ban Ki-moon Given LMU Honorary Doctorate

The world’s most prominent diplomat, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of the United Nations, received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Loyola Marymount University on Wednesday, April 6, 2016. Ban said the degree honored not only him and his work but his colleagues, “Who work day in and day out for world peace.”

Clinton to Graduates: “Set the World on Fire”

Bill Clinton, 42nd president of the United States, focused his commencement address on the words of St. Ignatius and the motto of the class of 2016: “Go forth and set the world on fire.” He urged the Class of 2016 to expand the definition of “us” while shrinking the definition of “them.” As annual events that are laced with ritual, university graduation ceremonies are reassuringly and perhaps maddeningly similar. This year’s 104th commencement exercises, however, were like none before.