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Bono turns down honorary degree from New York University to cheer on Eve Hewson at graduation

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Ali, Bono (Paul), Eve, and Jordan Hewson photographed at the premiere of
Ali, Bono (Paul), Eve, and 
Jordan Hewson photographed at the
premiere of "Spiderman" on Broadway

U2's front man Bono, aka Paul Hewson, has turned down an honorary degree from New York University opting instead to cheer on his daughter Eve who'll graduate next week.

Rumors were circulating that Bono was invited to accept a graduate degree from NYU and make commencement speech at Yankee Stadium on next Wednesday, the New York Post's Page Six reports.

A representative of the Dublin musician said that he was offered that degree but not the speaking gig. They said "Bono was hugely honored to be asked by NYU to receive the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters. Given his daughter is part of the graduating class, they discussed the invitation as a family and decided they wanted to keep the day a quiet one for the family in which Bono could simply be a very proud father.”

Now, in his place, power lawyer and NYU Law alum David Boies will give the commencement speech.

Enjoy your day out Bono and clan!

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