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The UT Board of Trustees approved the two degrees on Thursday.
Edelman, who has strong ties to the East Tennessee area, will receive an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters and speak at the College of Communication and Information commencement at 8:30 a.m. on May 8. Dickey, a Knoxville native and UT alumna, will receive an Honorary Master of Fine Arts in acting during a campus visit next year.
Edelman is the founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund, a nonprofit … Read more “UT to Award Honorary Degrees to Social Activist and Actress”