Pre-commencement speculation on this year's honorary degree recipients got off to an early start yesterday when the Boston Globe came out with the news that Massachusetts Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. '24 will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws at graduation Thursday, June 23. Lodge is chief marshal of the Class of 1924.
The Globe's story--thought to stem from the fact that last year's Class of 1923 marshal, ex-Governor Robert F. Bradford '23 was awarded a similar degree--was termed "completely unofficial" yesterday by William M. Pinkerton, director of the University News Office.
Other speculation yesterday centered on General Douglas MacArthur, David E. Lilienthal, and Serge Koussevitsky. Koussevitsky, however, received an honorary degree from Harvard in 1929.