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Taylor Swift Receives Honorary Doctorate Degree From New York University

Taylor Swift was awarded an honorary degree from New York University and also delivered a commencement speech to the class of 2022 on May 18.

Taylor left quite the impression after giving a speech at New York University’s graduation ceremony. She gave the class of 2022 some insightful advice while speaking at the podium at Yankee Stadium. Taylor addressed a lot of things in her speech including all the highs and lows in her life. The singer said, “Having the world treat my love like a spectator sport, in which I lose every single game, was not a great way to date in my teens and 20s.”

Swift went on to say, “But it taught me to protect my private life fiercely. Getting cancelled on the Internet and nearly losing my career gave me an excellent knowledge of all the types of wine.” Taylor concluded her speech by saying some inspiring things to the graduates, “We are led by our gut instincts, our intuition, our desires and fears, our scars and our dreams, and you will screw it up sometimes. So will I. And when I do, you will most likely read about it on the Internet.

The singer continues, “Anyway, hard things will happen to us. We will recover. We will learn from it. We will grow more resilient because of it. As long as we are fortunate enough to be breathing, we will breathe in, breathe through, breathe deep, breathe out. I am a doctor now, so I know how breathing works!” “I hope you know how proud I am to share this day with you. We’re doing this together. So let’s just keep dancing like we’re the class of 22,” she added.

The Grammy winner singer further added, “To all the incredible parents, family members, mentors, teachers, allies, friends and loved ones here today who have supported these students in their pursuit of educational enrichment, let me say to you now, ‘Welcome to New York, it’s been waiting for you.” Taylor was one of the six honorary degree recipients from the university this year. Her degree was first announced in March when it was also announced that she would be the commencement speaker at the ceremony.

In addition to recruiting her to give graduates some words of wisdom, NYU recently also offered Swifties a new course on the star at its Clive Davis Institute. The spring 2022 class was taught by Rolling Stone reporter Brittany Spanos, who told NYU Local that students will learn about everything from Swift’s engagement with Black culture and her portrayal in the media as a white country star to her “immeasurable” influence on songwriters like Olivia Rodrigo and Billie Eilish.

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