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President announces speaker for 130th Commencement

President Dooley announced that the Honorable Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, will address URI’s Class of 2016 and receive the Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa. “We are very honored that Justice Sonia Sotomayor will join us to address our graduates on this important occasion. She is a true champion for equal rights and social justice in the 21st Century and a magnificent role model for our graduates and the entire community,” said URI President David M. Dooley. “We are very proud to have this unique honor to hear from someone who is now making history everyday.” This University news was picked up by the Associated Press and included in hundreds of reports worldwide including:

The Providence Journal, April 15, 2016
The New York Times, April 15, 2016
The Daily Mail, April 15, 2016 (UK)
The Chronicle (Houston), April 15, 2016
San Francisco Chronicle, April 15, 2016
USNews, April 15, 2016
Star Tribune, April 15, 2016
Miami Herald, April 15, 2016
Denver Post, April 15, 2016

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