Wednesday, April 7, 2004
OU to award honorary degree to state senator
Oakland University's Board of Trustees will award an honorary degree to Michigan Senator Carl Levin during the university's spring commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 1.
Levin's honorary degree of doctor of laws will be presented during the School of Engineering and Computer Science and School of Business Administration commencement ceremony at 5 p.m. The honorary degree recognizes his accomplishments and service within the scope of the arts, sciences, professions and public service as recognized and supported by the university.
Levin, the longest serving senator in Michigan history, was first elected in 1978 and is now in his fifth term. He is widely admired by colleagues and constituents of all political persuasions for his diligent work on the Armed Services and Governmental Affairs committees and for his principled positions on important public issues of the day, such as accountability in government spending and the protection of ordinary citizens from the effects of powerful institutions.
Levin was born in 1934 in Detroit and later graduated from Detroit’s Central High School. He attended Swarthmore College and earned his law degree in 1959 from Harvard University.
For more information on OU's commencement ceremonies, visit the Commencement Web site.