Complete List of Recipients (1945-Present)

Name Degree or honor Date conferredsort descending
Horst Fuhrmann Litt.D. 05/13/1992
Harry A. Blackmun LL.D. 05/13/1992
Katharine Houghton Hepburn L.H.D. 05/13/1992
Johnnetta B. Cole LL.D. 05/13/1992
George Stephanopoulos University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1993
Gilbert Stork Sc.D. 05/19/1993
Arthur Ashe, posthumous LL.D. 05/19/1993
Mary Robinson LL.D. 05/19/1993
Gary S. Becker Sc.D. 05/19/1993
George Rupp Litt.D. 05/19/1993
Harold George (Harry) Belafonte L.H.D. 05/19/1993
Susan Sontag L.H.D. 05/19/1993
Seymour Milstein LL.D. 05/19/1993
Ellen Victoria Futter University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1994
Tenzin Gyatso (Dalai Lama) L.H.D. 04/26/1994
Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso) L.H.D. 04/26/1994
Dalai Lama (Gyatso, Tenzin) L.H.D. 04/26/1994
Harry Barkus Gray Sc.D. 05/19/1994
James Comer LL.D. 05/19/1994
Betty Friedan Litt.D. 05/19/1994
Johan Jorgen Holst, posthumous LL.D. 05/19/1994
Wm. Theodore de Bary Litt.D. 05/19/1994
Ruth Bader Ginsburg LL.D. 05/19/1994
Dorothy DeLay Mus.D. 05/19/1994
Noam D. Elkies University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1995
Madeleine K. Albright LL.D. 05/17/1995
Robert MacNeil L.H.D. 05/17/1995
Salome G. Waelsch Sc.D. 05/17/1995
Louis Henkin LL.D. 05/17/1995
William Julius Wilson Litt.D. 05/17/1995
Teddy Kollek LL.D. 05/17/1995
Helene Gayle University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1996
Toru Takemitsu Mus.D. 04/18/1996
Andrei Kozyrev LL.D. 05/15/1996
Franz Rosenthal Litt.D. 05/15/1996
Irwin D. Mandel Sc.D. 05/15/1996
Wynton Marsalis Mus.D. 05/15/1996
Edwards Witten Sc.D. 05/15/1996
Mark O. Hatfield LL.D. 05/15/1996
Sadako Ogata LL.D. 05/15/1996
Joseph Greenaway University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1997
Kathryn Wasserman Davis LL.D. 05/21/1997
John Lewis LL.D. 05/21/1997
Eric Hobsbawn Litt.D. 05/21/1997
Sydney Brenner Sc.D. 05/21/1997
Donald Keene Litt.D. 05/21/1997
Rockard J. Delgadillo University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1998
Amartya Sen Litt.D. 05/20/1998
Lauren Bacall L.H.D. 05/20/1998
Maurice Sendak L.H.D. 05/20/1998
Fritz Stern Litt.D. 05/20/1998
Bruce Alberts Sc.D. 05/20/1998
Rita Dove Litt.D. 05/20/1998
Kofi Annan LL.D. 05/20/1998
Paul Sereno University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1999
Julie Taymor L.H.D. 05/19/1999
Muhammad Ali LL.D. 05/19/1999
Lawrence Kolb Sc.D. 05/19/1999
Richard Zare Sc.D. 05/19/1999
Noam Chomsky Litt.D. 05/19/1999
Tito Puente Mus.D. 05/19/1999
David Brion Davis LL.D. 05/19/1999
Mildred Dresselhaus Sc.D. 05/19/1999
Rolando Tomas Acosta University Medal for Excellence 01/01/2000
Paul Marks Sc.D. 05/17/2000
Martti Ahtisaari LL.D. 05/17/2000
Robert Rubin LL.D. 05/17/2000
David Ho Sc.D. 05/17/2000
Oscar Schachter LL.D. 05/17/2000
Judith Jamison L.H.D. 05/17/2000
Neil Degrasse Tyson University Medal for Excellence 01/01/2001
Isidore Edelman Sc.D. 05/16/2001
George Shultz LL.D. 05/16/2001
Judith Kaye LL.D. 05/16/2001
Tim Berners-Lee Sc.D. 05/16/2001
Arthur Levitt Jr. LL.D. 05/16/2001
Wang Zhen-Yi Sc.D. 05/16/2001
Peter Brown LL.D. 05/16/2001
Max Roach Mus.D. 05/16/2001
George Yancopolous University Medal for Excellence 01/01/2002
George Mitchell LL.D. 05/22/2002
Joan Didion Litt.D. 05/22/2002
Roberto Gonzalez-Echevarria Litt.D. 05/22/2002
Jack Beeson Mus.D. 05/22/2002
Brenda Milner Sc.D. 05/22/2002
Lee Bollinger LL.D. 05/22/2002
Claire Shipman University Medal for Excellence 01/01/2003
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
Julian Hochberg Sc.D. 05/21/2003
Frank Kermode Litt.D. 05/21/2003
Craig Steven Wilder University Medal for Excellence 01/01/2004
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
Arthur Danto Litt.D. 05/19/2004

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