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Honorary Degrees for WWII Japanese-Americans

  • Published Feb 16, 2010 8:15 AM

Bob Naka's memories of UCLA are frozen in time. He was forced to withdraw from engineering classes in 1942, and hasn't been back to Westwood for decades.

But on May 15, 2010, Naka plans to return to campus to accept an honorary degree and join Chancellor Gene Block at the podium as a speaker. For Naka and his Japanese-American classmates, banned from campus by "Civilian Exclusion Order No. 10," it's a wrong finally made right.

Read the complete story in UCLA Today.