Complete List of Recipients (1945-Present)

Name Degree or honor Date conferredsort ascending
Suzanne Malveaux University Medal for Excellence 01/01/2007
Irving Weissman Sc.D. 05/17/2006
Sallie Krawcheck University Medal for Excellence 05/17/2006
Gerda Lerner Litt.D. 05/17/2006
Kenneth Chenault L.H.D. 05/17/2006
Maya Lin L.H.D. 05/17/2006
Oswaldo Paya LL.D. 05/17/2006
C.K. Chu Sc.D. 05/17/2006
Endel Tulving Sc.D. 05/18/2005
Jhumpa Lahiri University Medal for Excellence 05/18/2005
August Wilson Litt.D. 05/18/2005
Robert Dahl Litt.D. 05/18/2005
Brent Scowcroft LL.D. 05/18/2005
Henry Graff Litt.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
Robert Carter LL.D. 05/19/2004
Leo Steinberg Litt.D. 05/19/2004
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
Craig Steven Wilder University Medal for Excellence 01/01/2004
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
Cecil Taylor Mus.D. 05/21/2003
Mary Claire King Sc.D. 05/21/2003
Claire Shipman University Medal for Excellence 01/01/2003
George Yancopoulos University Medal for Excellence 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
George Mitchell LL.D. 05/22/2002
Joan Didion Litt.D. 05/22/2002
George Shultz LL.D. 05/16/2001
Judith Kaye LL.D. 05/16/2001
Tim Berners-Lee LL.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
Isidore Edelman Sc.D. 05/16/2001
Neil Degrasse Tyson University Medal for Excellence 01/01/2001
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
Paul Marks Sc.D. 05/17/2000
Rolando Tomas Acosta University Medal for Excellence 01/01/2000
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
Julie Taymor L.H.D. 05/19/1999
Muhammad Ali LL.D. 05/19/1999
Lawrence Kolb Sc.D. 05/19/1999
Paul Sereno University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1999
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
Amartya Sen Litt.D. 05/20/1998
Lauren Bacall L.H.D. 05/20/1998
Rockard J. Delgadillo University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1998
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
Kathryn Wasserman Davis LL.D. 05/21/1997
Joseph Greenaway University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1997
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
Andrei Kozyrev LL.D. 05/15/1996
Franz Rosenthal Litt.D. 05/15/1996
Toru Takemitsu Mus.D. 04/18/1996
Helene Gayle University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1996
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
Madeleine K. Albright LL.D. 05/17/1995
Robert MacNeil L.H.D. 05/17/1995
Noam D. Elkies University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1995
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

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