She has certainly schooled many in heartbreak over the years!
Taylor Swift will soon be returning to school in a completely different way. The “All Too Well” singer is set to receive an honorary doctorate degree from NYU in a night to remember.
In addition to receiving her honorary doctorate, Swift, who has also been the subject of a course taught at the university, will also be the commencement speaker at the graduation ceremony held at Yankee stadium.
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Swifties’ radars have been activated since Swift’s official merchandise store debuted a line of graduation merchandise dedicated to the class of 2022.
The thinking caps can be taken off and magnifying glasses put away now!
According to Variety, the full title of Swift’s doctorate is the Doctor of Fine Arts, honoris causa.
The ceremony, which will take place on May 18th, also be a special one for Swift: According to Bilboard, “The degree will be her first since the former teen star was scoring hits and headlining tours by the time she graduated from high school.”
New York University’s graduating classes from the previous two years will also have their moments to shine in cap and gown, as well.
Those classes will be honored in a “double-header” ceremony later that night.
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Imagine getting an A+ after showing off your Swift knowledge!
It’s fair to say getting graded on their hero would be a task Swifties have been preparing for years. Now this dream has become reality at NYU!
The course was taught by Rolling Stone writer and Swiftie, herself, Brittany Spanos.
Spanos’ love for Swift and her years spent at the magazine have prepared her for taking on such a task!
According to Forbes, the topics Spanos covered during the semester ranged from Swift’s influence on “Songwriting, musical influences, the music industry, feminism, and race.”
Spanos taught the course at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, where she also took classes as an undergrad.
Teaching the course had been a dream for Spanos who spoke to Forbes about her desire to pass on the influential experience she received while taking similar courses.
Spanos said, “I wanted to one day be able [to return] to NYU and teach a course like this. I really loved taking all of those [classes]. I found them also very informative for how I thought about those artists and coverage over the years.”
Spanos is also open to the course’s subject of honor coming to sit in on a class to pass on some nuggets of knowledge.
She would “Love to have this deep dive songwriting conversation with [Swift] because so many of the students are coming from that place and are curious about that. I think it would be wonderful to have that experience and see what kind of wisdom on songwriting she can impart on these students.”
Whether Spanos gets her chance to have Swift speak in class next semester or if Swift goes behind the mic at some point on May 18th, there’s still some hope in the air she could lead some very lucky students in a chorus of “22”!