|The Honored Ones|
"A university president's job over Commencement weekend is something like that of an orchestra conductor. He has to keep everything going at the same time and rarely has the chance to sit down and enjoy the performance."
-- President E. Gordon Gee, at the groundbreaking for new engineering laboratories to be built as an extension of Barus and Holley.
"Scandal has a thousand stringers. Good news doesn't know the editor's phone number."
-- Washington Post urban-affairs columnist and honorary-degree recipient William Raspberry, at at a forum on "The Media's Fascination with Conflict."
"This is truly the Brown family's weekend. And an important part of every family gathering is to remember those who are no longer here to celebrate with us."
-- University Chaplain Janet Cooper-Nelson, speaking at a Sunday all-class memorial service in Sayles Hall.
"Nope. You want to compete. You want to train. And you want to win."
-- Jo Hannafin '77 M.D., Ph.D., a former member of the women's rowing team, at a forum titled "Women Champions: 25 Years in the Ivies." She was responding to an audience member who asked whether male and female athletes have different motivations.Brian Dickinson, Doctor of Humane Letters Editorial columnist, Providence Journal. Since 1992 has been fighting Lou Gehrigs disease, but continues to contribute regularly to the Op-Ed page by using a special computer.
James Freedman, Doctor of Laws
John Glenn, Doctor of Laws
John Hume, Doctor of Laws
Queen Noor of Jordan, Doctor of Humane Letters
Romano Prodi, Doctor of Laws
William J. Raspberry, Doctor of Letters
Steven Spielberg, Doctor of Humane Letters
Julia Taft, Doctor of Laws