Biden donates Senate papers to Univ. of Delaware

NEWARK, Del. (AP) - September 16, 2011

Biden visited the university on Friday to announce the gift and to deliver the inaugural speech in a lecture series honoring a political science professor who died last year, James R. Soles.

A 1965 graduate, Biden signed a ceremonial agreement with university president Patrick Harker and library director Susan Brynteson offering the records of his 36-year career in the Senate to the school.

Biden thanked the professors who taught him as an undergraduate, including one who Biden said encouraged him to shape up and take his coursework seriously, prompting Biden to take a heavy course load in his final semesters to bring up his grades. Biden received his law degree from Syracuse Law School.

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