Last Thursday Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed was awarded the George Arents Pioneer Medal, Syracuse University’s highest alumni award. The award was presented to him during a special event at the W Hotel Union Square in New York City. Lou’s Arents Award was for “Excellence in the Arts” as he is not only known for his influential music career, but also for his work as a writer and photographer.

The Starpulse News Blog reported that David Bowie and Bono were both in the crowd honoring Lou at the event, and added their voices to a “Lou” chant when he was handed the award. Lou was also named in a new scholarship to help creative writing undergraduates, but he quipped, “Everyone knows you can’t do anything with an English degree.” Read more on the Syracuse University News website.

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