Honorary Degrees

By The Editors / July / August 2003
June 22nd, 2007

Laura Linney ‘86
Doctor of Fine Arts
Oscar- and Tony Award–nominated actress.

Roger Mandle
Doctor of Fine Arts
President, Rhode Island School of Design; former deputy director of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Sam Nunn
Doctor of Laws
Cochair and CEO of the Nuclear Threat Initiative; U.S. senator for twenty-four years.

Lowery Stokes Sims
Doctor of Fine Arts
Curator, author, and art historian; executive director of the Studio Museum in Harlem.

Joan Argetsinger Steitz
Doctor of Science
Yale professor of molecular biophysics and biochemistry; pioneering genetic researcher of small RNA-protein complexes.

Sir Brian Urquhart
Doctor of Laws
Former U.N. undersecretary-general for special political affairs; recognized as the father of modern peacekeeping.

Xu Wenli
Doctor of Humane Letters
Prominent Chinese democracy advocate; imprisoned for sixteen years by the Chinese government.

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