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May 9, 2013 Volume 34, No. 30

Writer to receive honorary degree

More than 5,250 students will receive degrees during the May 17–19 commencement at MU.

Peter Hessler, an award-winning author and Columbia native, will be given an honorary degree during the Honors Ceremony on May 18.

Hessler writes for The New Yorker magazine and is best known for his books on China, including Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China's Past and Present and Country Driving: A Journey from Farm to Factory.