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Battle recieving honorary degree

February 22, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CST
(left to right) Eliot F. Battle, a distinguished Columbia educator, receives an honorary degree, at the Hearnes Center on Dec. 18, 2009. An honorary degree is one of the highest honors MU gives. During his speech, Eliot "thought about the people in his life and just how special they are." He also accepted his honor "on behalf of all those giants whose shoulders they allowed him to stand."

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