Art School Defends Decision to Give Kanye West an Honorary Doctorate

Getty Image Last month, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago announced that they would be awarding Kanye West an honorary doctoral degree at the Class of 2015's commencement ceremony. Since the news broke, people have responded differently, some praising 'Ye, while others deny his contribution to the arts. The announcement also caused commotion on campus, with students handing out flyers and creating online campaigns either in support or against the decision. While speaking with Fader, SAIC President Walter E. Massey and Dean of Faculty Lisa Wainwright opened up about their decision to honor Yeezy. On giving Kanye the ...

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