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Boston police commissioner to accept honorary degree from Northeastern University on behalf of responders to marathon bombings

Posted by Your Town  April 29, 2013 11:35 AM

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Northeastern University will present Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis with a honorary degree at the school's commencement ceremony, on behalf of the first responders and law enforcement who served in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings.

Governor Deval Patrick will help present the degree, a doctorate in public service, and police bagpipers will play during the ceremony on Friday, school officials said in a statement.

Approximately 22,000 people are expected to attend Northeastern's 111th commencement, which will be held at the TD Garden, the statement said.

In addition to Davis, the following people will receive honorary degrees: Nikesh Arora, senior vice president and chief business officer at Google; Jack D. Bryant, president of Bryant Associates; and Barbara Lynch, CEO of Barbara Lynch Gruppo.

Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank, will deliver the commencement address, the statement said.

Katherine Landergan can be reached at klandergan@globe.com. For campus news updates, follow her on Twitter @klandergan.

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