http://jacksonstate.wordpress.com/2...o-deliver-spring-commencement-address-at-jsu/ Newark mayor Cory Booker to deliver spring commencement address at JSU Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory A. Booker will address Jackson State University graduates during the universityâ€™s spring undergraduate commencement ceremony at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium in Jackson. The commencement ceremony will confer degrees on 1,321 graduates. Booker was elected mayor of New Jerseyâ€™s largest city in 2006 following a sweeping electoral victory and was re-elected to a second term in 2010. Under Bookerâ€™s leadership, Newark has committed to a $40 million transformation of the cityâ€™s parks and playgrounds and his administration has doubled affordable housing production within the last two years. In April 2010, Newark experienced its first homicide-free month in more than 40 years. Booker received his B.A. and M.A. from Stanford University, a B.A. in modern history at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and completed his law degree at Yale University. He has earned a reputation as a leader with innovative ideas and a willingness to take bold actions.