Soul singer Aretha Franklin laughs as she stands on stage at Princeton University in Princeton, N.J., Tuesday, June 5, 2012. The “Queen of Soul” received an honorary Doctorate of Music degree during Princeton University’s commencement. Following Princeton tradition, the identity of the honorary degree recipients was kept secret until the morning of the Ivy League school’s commencement. Other recipients included Pete Carril, who coached the Princeton’s men’s basketball team for 29 seasons.
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