Pearls of wisdom

Here’s who we’ll be getting them from on graduation day. This story of mine is, naturally, mediocre. But more than that, it includes a major grammatical error in the lede. To wit:

Groundbreaking dancer and choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar will deliver the undergraduate commencement speech Sunday, June 2, at which author Grace Paley and actor Alan Arkin will be given honorary degrees.

Obviously Paley and Arkin cannot, and will not, receive their honorary degrees at the commencement speech. See what happens when I write stories after pulling an all-nighter?