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Ben Affleck Receives Honorary Doctorate From Brown University

Actor was among six artists, writers, scientists and educators honored by Ivy League school



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    Ben Affleck gestures before receiving an honorary degree at Brown University's 245th commencement in Providence, R.I., Sunday, May 26, 2013.

    Ben Affleck received an honorary degree from Brown University Sunday. The "Argo" star attended the graduation ceremony and was lauded for his work as a director, actor, writer and producer.

    Maybe we'll have to call him Dr. Affleck now, since the Rhode Island school awarded him a Doctor of Fine Arts degree.

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    But it looks like he's not the only one who graduated from an Ivy League school.

    Longtime pal Matt Damon received the 2013 Harvard Arts Medal late last month.

    These guys have come a long way since their early days in Boston.

    PHOTOS: See the stars' graduation pics!

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    (Published Thursday, May 23, 2013)