LL Cool J (inset) is becoming Dr. Cool J. The rapper-​​actor, who was recently hon­ored by Har­vard as the university’s Artist of the Year, will receive an hon­orary doc­torate of arts from North­eastern Uni­ver­sity at the school’s com­mence­ment Friday. Former NFL player Wade Davis, who cofounded the You Belong Ini­tia­tive, which pro­motes inclu­sion in sports, will get an hon­orary degree in public ser­vice. Janet Napoli­tano, the former sec­re­tary of home­land secu­rity, will be the morning’s com­mence­ment speaker. She will also receive an hon­orary degree in public service.

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