Complete List of Recipients (1945-Present)

Name Degree or honor Date conferredsort ascending
Cicely Tyson L.H.D. 05/21/2014
David Remnick Litt.D. 05/21/2014
Renzo Piano L.H.D. 05/21/2014
Robert Silvers Litt.D. 05/21/2014
Alisa Weilerstein University Medal for Excellence 05/21/2014
David Rosand Litt.D. 05/21/2014
Mortimer Zuckerman LL.D. 05/21/2014
Joseph Keller Sc.D. 05/21/2014
Natasha Trethewey Litt.D. 05/21/2014
Arnold Rampersad Litt.D. 05/22/2013
Alicia Abella University Medal for Excellence 05/22/2013
Paul Steiger LL.D. 05/22/2013
Stanley Falkow Sc.D. 05/22/2013
Zena Stein Sc.D. 05/22/2013
Herbert and Florence Irving LL.D. 05/22/2013
Laurence Tribe Litt.D. 05/22/2013
Michelle Bachelet LL.D. 09/07/2012
Tom Kitt University Medal for Excellence 09/07/2012
Shu Chien Sc.D. 09/07/2012
Gloria Steinem LL.D. 09/07/2012
Jean Franco Litt.D. 09/07/2012
Muhal Richard Abrams Mus.D. 09/07/2012
Amy Gutmann LL.D. 09/07/2012
Eleanor Jackson Piel LL.D. 05/18/2011
Ornette Coleman Mus.D. 05/18/2011
Joan Steitz Sc.D. 05/18/2011
Martin Meisel Litt.D. 05/18/2011
Keith Thomas Litt.D. 05/18/2011
Lydia Polgreen University Medal for Excellence 01/02/2011
Dana Schutz University Medal for Excellence 05/18/2010
Tony Kushner Litt.D. 05/18/2010
Bernard Bailyn Litt.D. 05/18/2010
Koji Nakanishi Sc.D. 05/18/2010
Jacqueline Barton Sc.D. 05/18/2010
Bernard Bailyn Litt.D. 05/18/2010
C. Lowell Harriss, posthumous Litt.D. 05/18/2010
Xu Bing L.H.D. 05/18/2010
Joel Klein LL.D. 05/18/2010
Geoffrey Canada LL.D. 05/18/2010
Ron Gonen University Medal for Excellence 05/08/2010
Ron Gonen University Medal for Excellence 01/01/2010
Dana Schutz University Medal for Excellence 01/01/2010
Ainslie Embree Litt.D. 05/20/2009
Joseph Sax LL.D. 05/20/2009
Prafalla Bhagwati LL.D. 05/20/2009
Paul Farmer Sc.D. 05/20/2009
Caroline Bynum Litt.D. 05/20/2009
Helene Gayle LL.D. 05/20/2009
Harold "Gerry" Lenfest LL.D. 05/20/2009
Anthony Appiah Litt.D. 05/20/2009
Kiran Desai University Medal for Excellence 01/01/2009
Gertrude Neumark Sc.D. 05/21/2008
Dawn Greene LL.D. 05/21/2008
Judith Shapiro LL.D. 05/21/2008
Fazle Abed LL.D. 05/21/2008
Eric Lander Sc.D. 05/21/2008
Emanuel Ax Mus.D. 05/21/2008
William Leuchtenburg Litt.D. 05/21/2008
Alicia Graf University Medal for Excellence 01/01/2008
Santiago Calatrava L.H.D. 05/16/2007
Barbara Novak Litt.D. 05/16/2007
Benjamin Carson Sc.D. 05/16/2007
Felix Rohatyn LL.D. 05/16/2007
Susan Lindquist Sc.D. 05/16/2007
Jonathan Spence Litt.D. 05/16/2007
Aharon Barak LL.D. 05/16/2007
Stephen Trachtenberg LL.D. 05/16/2007
Suzanne Malveaux University Medal for Excellence 01/01/2007
Gerda Lerner Litt.D. 05/17/2006
Kenneth Chenault L.H.D. 05/17/2006
Maya Lin L.H.D. 05/17/2006
C.K. Chu Sc.D. 05/17/2006
Irving Weissman Sc.D. 05/17/2006
Sallie Krawcheck University Medal for Excellence 01/01/2006
Brent Scowcroft LL.D. 05/18/2005
Zaha Hadid L.H.D. 05/18/2005
Shirley Tilghman Sc.D. 05/18/2005
Dorothy Height LL.D. 05/18/2005
Endel Tulving Sc.D. 05/18/2005
August Wilson Litt.D. 05/18/2005
Robert Dahl Litt.D. 05/18/2005
Jhumpa Lahiri University Medal for Excellence 01/01/2005
Arthur Danto Litt.D. 05/19/2004
Jack Weinstein LL.D. 05/19/2004
Laurie Anderson Mus.D. 05/19/2004
Oliver Hill LL.D. 05/19/2004
David Baltimore Sc.D. 05/19/2004
Louis Pollak LL.D. 05/19/2004
Robert Carter LL.D. 05/19/2004
Leo Steinberg Litt.D. 05/19/2004
Craig Steven Wilder University Medal for Excellence 01/01/2004
Julian Hochberg Sc.D. 05/21/2003
Frank Kermode Litt.D. 05/21/2003
Cecil Taylor Mus.D. 05/21/2003
Mary Claire King Sc.D. 05/21/2003
Andrew Wiles Sc.D. 05/21/2003
Maya Angelou Litt.D. 05/21/2003
Constance Baker Motley LL.D. 05/21/2003
Claire Shipman University Medal for Excellence 01/01/2003
Brenda Milner Sc.D. 05/22/2002

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