Ben Affleck, Junot Diaz earn honorary degrees at Brown

Ben Affleck wasn’t supposed to give a speech when he received his honorary doctorate at Brown University on Sunday. But when the crowd began yelling, “Speech! Speech!,’’ he caved and made a few statements, including, “In terms of higher ed, I’ve now passed Matt Damon.’’ (Damon, a Harvard man, was recently in town to pick up the Harvard Arts Medal.) Other honorary degree recipients at Brown included Pulitzer-winnning author and MIT professor Junot Diaz.


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