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Syracuse University statement on Vice President-elect (and alumnus) Joseph R. Biden Jr.

November 05, 2008

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Following is a statement from Syracuse University on the announcement that U.S. Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-DE), SU College of Law Class of 1968, will serve as vice president of the United States:

"Syracuse University and our College of Law wish to congratulate distinguished alumnus Sen. Joseph Biden on becoming vice president-elect of the United States. The Syracuse University College of Law students and the entire SU community proudly look forward to following Sen. Biden's outstanding leadership to the American people in this important national role."

An active College of Law alumnus, Sen. Biden has given the keynote address for the SU Law Commencement three times-in 1994, 2002 and 2006-and also delivered the keynote speech at the College of Law's Centennial Celebration in 1995.

He received the SU Chancellor's Medal in 1980; the SU Law Alumni Association's Distinguished Service Award in 2003; and the George Arents Pioneer Medal, Syracuse University's highest alumni award, in 2005.

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