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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Rush to receive honorary degrees from Nipissing University
11:07PM EST | comments (18) |

UPDATE - 6/11@2:09PM: It looks like the ceremony will take place tomorrow, June 12th at 2PM according to this article. There is also a live video stream available at this location.

Nippissing UniversityNipissing University in North Bay, Ontario has announced that they will be bestowing honorary degrees to all three members of Rush along with 6 other Canadians as the university celebrates the 2014 graduating class next week. From the announcement:

..."Convocation is the highlight of the year and we are honoured that these extraordinary individuals will help us celebrate our graduates," said Dr. Mike DeGagné, President and Vice-Chancellor of Nipissing University. "The nine honourees are remarkable Canadians who have helped make our world better. It is very rewarding that they each recognize the distinct value of Nipissing University and support our mission and vision to the extent that they are accepting our highest honour, solidifying their connection to our institution." ...

It wasn't made clear in the announcement whether or not one or more of the band members will be attending the ceremony. Thanks to Bill C for the heads up.

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#18 - Posted 6/6/14 @8:35PM by What-A-Rush

Good for them! Not many can say they got to graduate college with all three members of Rush! I think they'll show up, and who knows, maybe they'll do some occasional guest speaking lectures or something in the future. Congratulations gentlemen!
#17 - Posted 6/6/14 @10:50AM by jiminseattle [contact]

Jupe: Good to have you back. As far as the thread is concerned it would be nice if they showed up for the honor of it all but man the demands must be pressing on the boys.
#16 - Posted 6/6/14 @7:15AM by jupeguy [contact]

God damn it! Find (on youtube) Spock's Beard-Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep Full Album. Listen right thru if you have the time! Pretty good stuff imho.
#15 - Posted 6/6/14 @7:11AM by jupeguy [contact]

link
#14 - Posted 6/6/14 @12:54AM by chuteski [contact]

#11 Dictionary.com has the pronunciation as, NIP-uh-sing. I guess we can all stop giggling.
#13 - Posted 6/6/14 @12:25AM by Lamb Saag [contact]

When I was in 10th grade, I wrote a letter to Rush's management, inviting them to my house for one of my mom's home-cooked dinners.

My reasons for the invitation were exactly similar to Nipissing's: "The honourees are remarkable Canadians who have helped make our world better. It is very rewarding that they each recognize the distinct value of (my mom's pot roast) and support our mission and vision to the extent that they are accepting our highest honour (again, pot roast), solidifying their connection to our institution."

For a 10th grade boy in 1984, I didn't think they'd accept my invitation either. And pot roast isn't exactly an honorary degree. But we both bestowed the honor, so ...

: )
#12 - Posted 6/5/14 @11:45PM by CraigJ [contact]

Well doesn't that just take the piss!

#9 DUDE!
#11 - Posted 6/5/14 @11:27PM by RushInHawaii [contact]

Just wondering -- how does one pronounce the name of this University?
#10 - Posted 6/5/14 @8:47PM by chuteski [contact]

#9 I really don't know what that means, but, it is good to see a post from you.
#9 - Posted 6/5/14 @8:06PM by jupeguy [contact]

Spock's Beard- Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep :)

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