U2's Bono To Address Harvard

Wednesday, February 14th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — U2 lead singer Bono will speak to Harvard University seniors in June as part of the school's ``Class Day'' festivities.

Harvard officials denied earlier reports that Bono would be the class of 2001's graduation speaker and an honorary member of the graduating class.

Bono will also perform four concerts at the FleetCenter that week.

Bono called Harvard economic professor Jeffrey D. Sachs in the spring of 1999 to talk about debt relief for Third World countries, according to the university. Since then, the two have worked together to promote that cause. Through Sachs, Bono offered to speak at the school.