- Associated Press - Friday, June 10, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The University of Minnesota will award a posthumous honorary degree to music legend Prince.

The university’s 12 regents voted unanimously Friday to bestow a College of Liberal Arts degree to Prince Rogers Nelson, who made his home in Minnesota.

University president, Eric Kaler, said in a statement that the process for awarding the degree to Prince began even before his April 21 death. Kaler says Minnesotans and people around the world are celebrating Prince’s life and contributions. The university says arrangements for ceremoniously awarding the degree are pending.

Prince died from an accidental overdose of the narcotic painkiller fentanyl.


This story has been corrected to show the university’s president is Eric Kaler, not Kahler.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More

Click to Hide