Complete List of Recipients (1945-Present)

Name Degree or honor Date conferredsort descending
Toni Morrison L.H.D. 05/16/1984
Frank T. Cary LL.D. 05/16/1984
Rosalyn S. Yalow Sc.D. 05/16/1984
Isamu Noguchi L.H.D. 05/16/1984
David L. Dodd Litt.D. 05/16/1984
William Carr L.H.D. 07/01/1984
Nathan Leventhal University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1985
Joseph Lane Kirkland LL.D. 05/15/1985
Mikhail Baryshnikov L.H.D. 05/15/1985
John Sawyer LL.D. 05/15/1985
Howard L. Clark LL.D. 05/15/1985
Stella Kramrisch Litt.D. 05/15/1985
Baruj Benacerraf Sc.D. 05/15/1985
Marian Wright Edelman LL.D. 05/15/1985
Courtney Brown Litt.D. 05/15/1985
Wilfred Feinberg LL.D. 05/15/1985
Robert K. Merton Litt.D. 05/15/1985
Mary Steichen Calderone Sc.D. 05/15/1985
Twyla Tharp University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1986
Noboru Takeshita LL.D. 01/22/1986
William Thaddeus Coleman, Jr. LL.D. 05/14/1986
Benny Goodman Mus.D. 05/14/1986
Fred Friendly LL.D. 05/14/1986
George F. Kennan LL.D. 05/14/1986
William J. Brennan, Jr. LL.D. 05/14/1986
Mitchell I. Ginsberg Litt.D. 05/14/1986
Karl Meyer Sc.D. 05/14/1986
Temple Hoyne Buell L.H.D. 05/14/1986
Margaret M. Thompson Litt.D. 05/14/1986
William T. Golden LL.D. 05/14/1986
George E. Palade Sc.D. 05/14/1986
Evan A. Davis University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1987
Daniel Patrick Moynihan LL.D. 04/25/1987
Philip Roth L.H.D. 05/13/1987
Samuel Eilenberg LL.D. 05/13/1987
Danny Kaye, posthumous L.H.D. 05/13/1987
Morris A. Schapiro LL.D. 05/13/1987
Hannah Holborn Gray LL.D. 05/13/1987
Jean Starobinski Litt.D. 05/13/1987
Pamela Harriman LL.D. 05/13/1987
Charles Rangel LL.D. 05/13/1987
Helen Hennessy Vendler Litt.D. 05/13/1987
Elvin A. Kabat Sc.D. 05/13/1987
Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. LL.D. 09/15/1987
Augusta Souza Kappner University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1988
Mathilde Krim LL.D. 05/18/1988
Eugene M. Lang LL.D. 05/18/1988
Emanuel M. Papper Sc.D. 05/18/1988
Carl E. McGowan LL.D. 05/18/1988
Charles R. Dawson Sc.D. 05/18/1988
Nadine Gordimer L.H.D. 05/18/1988
John W. Kluge LL.D. 10/19/1988
Jerome S. Bruner Sc.D. 11/29/1988
Bill D. Moyers LL.D. 11/29/1988
Alonzo A. Crim LL.D. 11/29/1988
Thomas H. Kean LL.D. 11/29/1988
Deborah W. Meier LL.D. 11/29/1988
Anne Marie Quindlen University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1989
Itzhak Perlman Mus.D. 05/17/1989
Sir Ralf Dahrendorf LL.D. 05/17/1989
Edith Porada Litt.D. 05/17/1989
Bronislaw Geremek Litt.D. 05/17/1989
Nicole M. La Douarin Sc.D. 05/17/1989
Lloyd G. Richards L.H.D. 05/17/1989
Francesco Cossiga LL.D. 10/17/1989
Vaclav Havel (President of Czechoslovakia) LL.D. 02/22/1990
Milton Handler LL.D. 05/15/1990
Natalie Zemon Davis Litt.D. 05/16/1990
Frank Press Sc.D. 05/16/1990
Joseph P. DiMaggio LL.D. 05/16/1990
Samuel DeWitt Proctor S.T.D. 05/16/1990
P. Roy Vagelos Sc.D. 05/16/1990
Helene L. Kaplan LL.D. 05/16/1990
Harold Eliot Varmus Sc.D. 09/26/1990
Arno Allan Penzias Sc.D. 09/26/1990
George Joseph Stigler Sc.D. 09/26/1990
Willis Eugene Lamb Sc.D. 09/26/1990
George Wald Sc.D. 09/26/1990
Herbert Aaron Hauptman Sc.D. 09/26/1990
Samuel Chao Chung Ting Sc.D. 09/26/1990
Leon Max Lederman Sc.D. 09/26/1990
Steven Weinberg Sc.D. 09/26/1990
Baruch Samuel Blumberg Sc.D. 09/26/1990
Tsung Dao Lee Sc.D. 09/26/1990
Val Logsdon Fitch Sc.D. 09/26/1990
Jack Steinberger Sc.D. 09/26/1990
Iosif Alexandrovich Brodsky Litt.D. 09/26/1990
John B. Gillespie (Dizzy) Mus.D. 05/15/1991
Melvin Schwartz Sc.D. 05/15/1991
Russell Baker Litt.D. 05/15/1991
Thomas S. Kuhn Litt.D. 05/15/1991
David B. Springson Sc.D. 05/15/1991
Joan Ganz Cooney LL.D. 05/15/1991
Mary D. Leakey Litt.D. 05/15/1991
William Dillard LL.D. 05/15/1991
Walter E. Massey Sc.D. 05/15/1991
Jacqueline K. Barton University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1992
Horst Fuhrmann Litt.D. 05/13/1992
Harry A. Blackmun LL.D. 05/13/1992
Katharine Houghton Hepburn L.H.D. 05/13/1992

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