PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Ivy League school Brown University will bestow an honorary degree on English musician Sting.
The Rhode Island school will present him with the degree at its 250th commencement Sunday. Nobel Prize-winning physicist J. Michael Kosterlitz is among other honorees.
Sting formed the pioneering British rock band The Police with Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers in 1977. He co-founded an environmental organization, the Rainforest Fund, to protect the world's rainforests.
Seniors are proceeding to the First Baptist Church in America from the Brown campus before commencement. Located in Providence, it's the oldest Baptist church congregation in the U.S.
“Smile...be yourself no matter what they say. You have to be yourself. Be very honest about who and what you are. And if people still like or love you, that's great. If they don't, that's their problem.” - Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner ... AKA Sting. Honorary Degree, #Brown2018 pic.twitter.com/AJX2skqkWI— Brown Alumni Careers (@BrownAlumCareer) May 27, 2018