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Former LAPD chief, former Philharmonic music director to receive honorary USC degrees

Los Angeles’ former police chief and the former music director of the L.A. Philharmonic are among those scheduled to receive honorary doctorates Friday at USC commencement ceremonies.

Retiring USC President Steven B. Sample will deliver the keynote address as about 10,000 students receive degrees. About 40,000 people are expected to attend the various commencements ceremonies.

Students will begin lining up around 8:30 a.m. for the events in Alumni Park.

Recipients of honorable degrees include former LAPD Chief William J. Bratton, former Philharmonic music director Esa-Pekka Salonen and former Botswana President Festus G. Mogae.

The commencement ceremonies will be webcast.

-- Richard Winton

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Amazing that this individual who was a Chief of Los Angeles, and supposed accomplishments fooled the city of los angeles with secret crime drops. This individual was amazing in masking his numbers to make them appear as if crime dropped. And the fact that his new boss coincentally had his fingers in the consent decree mess.

Ladies and Gentlemen you have been dupped, and hes laughing his freddy kruger look a like face all the way back to bean town.


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