"Gunga Galunga," Which Means: The Dalai Lama's Going to Receive Honorary SMU Degree
This just in from The Hilltop: On May 9, the Dalai Lama's going to appear on the Southern Methodist University campus, where he'll speak from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at McFarlin Auditorium as part of SMU's 10th Hart Global Leaders Forum. Per the announcement, the spiritual leader of the Tibetan peoples and Nobel Peace Prize recipient is expected to speak to "approximately 2,500 guests, primarily local high school students and SMU students and faculty."
But there's a slim chance you can attend: Tickets are available on an extremely limited basis here. "First come, first served." And ... go.
And while he's on campus, the Lama will also pick up an honorary degree. So he's got that going for him. Which is nice.
Update at 5:29 p.m.: This just in from SMU:
Due to overwhelming demand, the limited number of free tickets made available to the general public were all reserved within an hour of the announcement of his upcoming appearance. The event will be available via live webcast at www.smu.edu/live.
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