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New York, June 2 Within a few weeks of his receipt of the Pulitzer Prize in history. Professor Edward Channing '78, McLean professor of ancient and modern history at the University added another honor to his growing list when he was awarded an honorary degree by President Nicholas Murray Butler at Columbia's commencement exercises here today.

"Lifelong Student and Teacher"

In, conferring the degree of doctor of letters upon Professor Channing, President Butler said.

"Citizen of Massachusetts and bearing one of its most honored and distinguished games graduated from Harvard University with the class of 1878; life-long student and teacher of history, and noteworthy contributor to historical literature, how carrying to completion the most satisfactory, the best balanced and most complete history of the United States member of the National Academy of Arts and Letters, gladly admit you to the degree of doctor of letters in this university."

Won Pulitzer Prize

Professor Channing received the Pulitzer Prize earlier in the spring in recognition of the sixth volume of his History of the United States which appeared last year. The title of this work was "The War for Southern Independence", and in the announcement of the award, it was described as "the best historical work of its kind in 1925." This was the second year in succession in which the award had been won by a Harvard professor, the prize on the preceeding year having got to Professor C. H. Mcllwair.

Has Long Record at University

Professor Channing was born in 1856, received his A. B. degree from Harvard in 1878, and his master's and doctor's degrees in 1880.

In 1883 he joined the Harvard faculty as an instructor. In 1887 he became an assistant professor in history, serving in that capacity for a decade. He then became a full professor, and in 1913 received the McLean chair which he still continues to occupy.

In addition to his history of the United States, which has now reached its sixth volume. Professor Channing has published a number of other historical works, among them, "English History for American Readers." "The Student's History of the United States," and "First Lessons in United States History."

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