American Spectator and Wall Street Journal On-Line Erroneously Report Bill Clinton as Columbia University Commencement Speaker

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Columbia University

    NEW YORK, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- American
 Spectator and The Wall Street Journal On-Line, which cited American Spectator
 as a source, erroneously reported today that Former President Bill Clinton is
 scheduled to give Columbia University's commencement address. Following a
 Columbia tradition, the May 16 commencement address will be given by
 University President George Rupp.  Scheduled to receive honorary degrees
 during Columbia's commencement are Arthur Levitt, former chairman of the
 Securities and Exchange Commission; George Shultz, former Secretary of State;
 Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the Internet; Judith Kaye, Chief Judge of the New
 York State Court of Appeals; Peter Brown, Princeton University historian;
 Isidore Edelman, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons biochemist, Max
 Roach, musician and composer; and Zhen-Yi Wang, pathophysiologist from
 Shanghai.  Mr. Clinton was asked by a senior class group to be the speaker at
 the convocation for Columbia College, one of the University's 15 schools, but
 he declined because of a prior commitment.
 
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    NEW YORK, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- American
 Spectator and The Wall Street Journal On-Line, which cited American Spectator
 as a source, erroneously reported today that Former President Bill Clinton is
 scheduled to give Columbia University's commencement address. Following a
 Columbia tradition, the May 16 commencement address will be given by
 University President George Rupp.  Scheduled to receive honorary degrees
 during Columbia's commencement are Arthur Levitt, former chairman of the
 Securities and Exchange Commission; George Shultz, former Secretary of State;
 Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the Internet; Judith Kaye, Chief Judge of the New
 York State Court of Appeals; Peter Brown, Princeton University historian;
 Isidore Edelman, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons biochemist, Max
 Roach, musician and composer; and Zhen-Yi Wang, pathophysiologist from
 Shanghai.  Mr. Clinton was asked by a senior class group to be the speaker at
 the convocation for Columbia College, one of the University's 15 schools, but
 he declined because of a prior commitment.
 
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