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It's the truthiness: Stephen Colbert is getting an honorary degree from his alma mater, Northwestern University.
updated 5/5/2011 12:01:04 PM ET 2011-05-05T16:01:04

It's the truthiness: Stephen Colbert is getting an honorary degree from his alma mater, Northwestern University.

The host of "The Colbert Report" will join an impressive class of honorary degree recipients at the Evanston campus during the commencement on June 17.

The group includes opera singer Jessye Norman, computer science expert Barbar Liskov and death penalty and international criminal law scholar William Schabas.

Colbert is a 1986 graduate of Northwestern's School of Communication. Colbert was a member of the Second City comedy group before joining Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart."

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