Complete List of Recipients (1945-Present)

Name Degree or honor Date conferredsort ascending
Noboru Takeshita LL.D. 01/22/1986
Twyla Tharp University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1986
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
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
Nathan Leventhal University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1985
William Carr L.H.D. 07/01/1984
Benjamin E. Mays, posthumous LL.D. 05/16/1984
Paul A. Volcker LL.D. 05/16/1984
Jack Greenberg LL.D. 05/16/1984
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
Flora Lewis L.H.D. 05/16/1984
Erik Barnouw Litt.D. 05/16/1984
Ellen V. Futter LL.D. 05/16/1984
Malcolm Pratt Aldrich LL.D. 03/30/1984
Bob Hope L.H.D. 03/30/1984
Bradley R. Straatsma Sc.D. 03/30/1984
Emanuel Ax University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1984
Herbert A. Simon Sc.D. 10/11/1983
William L. Cary, posthumous LL.D. 05/17/1983
Polykarp Kusch Sc.D. 05/17/1983
George B. Dantzig Sc.D. 05/17/1983
Ira D. Wallach LL.D. 05/17/1983
Northrop Frye Litt.D. 05/17/1983
Claiborne Pell LL.D. 05/17/1983
Isaac Asimov Sc.D. 05/17/1983
Edward V. Zegarelli Sc.D. 05/17/1983
Jerome L. Greene LL.D. 05/17/1983
Hildegard E. Peplau Sc.D. 05/17/1983
J. Emerson Moore University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1983
Yu-lan Fung Litt.D. 09/10/1982
Bishop Desmond M. Tutu S.T.D. 08/03/1982
Arthur B. Krim LL.D. 05/19/1982
George T. Delacorte, Jr. LL.D. 05/19/1982
Eudora Welty L.H.D. 05/19/1982
Marion Donhoff LL.D. 05/19/1982
Chein-Shiung Wu Sc.D. 05/19/1982
Roald Hoffmann Sc.D. 05/19/1982
Sir Richard W. Southern Litt.D. 05/19/1982
Eli Ginzberg Litt.D. 05/19/1982
Alessandro Pertini LL.D. 03/31/1982
Stephen J. Gould University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1982
Mark E. Josephson University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1982
William C. Warren LL.D. 05/31/1981
Beverly Sills Mus.D. 05/13/1981
Robert D. Lilley LL.D. 05/13/1981
Paul Ricoeur Litt.D. 05/13/1981
Otto Luening Litt.D. 05/13/1981
Samuel Ruben Sc.D. 05/13/1981
George Schneiweis Wise LL.D. 05/13/1981
V. S. Naipaul L.H.D. 05/13/1981
Kurt O. Friedrichs Sc.D. 05/13/1981
Samson Raphaelson L.H.D. 05/13/1981
Ntozake Shange University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1981
Leonard Woodcock LL.D. 05/14/1980
James Marston Fitch Litt.D. 05/14/1980
Prezell Russell Robinson LL.D. 05/14/1980
Mary Edward Chinn Sc.D. 05/14/1980
Harry M. Rose Sc.D. 05/14/1980
F. Albert Cotton Sc.D. 05/14/1980
Ieoh Ming Pei L.H.D. 05/14/1980
Curt F. Buhler Litt.D. 05/14/1980
Michael I. Sovern LL.D. 05/14/1980
Norman E. Borlaug Sc.D. 05/14/1980
William E. Petersen LL.D. 05/14/1980
George A. Miller Sc.D. 04/17/1980
Jacques Derrida Litt.D. 04/17/1980
L. L. Cavalli-Sforza Sc.D. 04/17/1980
William O. Douglas LL.D. 12/06/1979
Cicely Mary Strode Saunders LL.D. 05/16/1979
Mirra Komarovsky Litt.D. 05/16/1979
Irving Shapiro LL.D. 05/16/1979
Melvin Calvin Sc.D. 05/16/1979
Paul Henry Lang Litt.D. 05/16/1979
Franklin A. Thomas LL.D. 05/16/1979
Leontyne Price Mus.D. 05/16/1979
Edgar Bright Wilson Sc.D. 05/16/1979
Louise A. Holland Litt.D. 05/16/1979
Walter Gilbert Sc.D. 10/05/1978
Neils Kaj Jerne Sc.D. 10/05/1978
Donald Kennedy Sc.D. 10/05/1978
Aaron Klug Sc.D. 10/05/1978
Armand Hammer LL.D. 09/20/1978
Charles D. Brietil LL.D. 08/06/1978
Herbert Wechsler LL.D. 08/06/1978
Soia Mentschikoff LL.D. 08/06/1978
William T. Gossett LL.D. 08/06/1978
Lewis F. Powell LL.D. 08/06/1978

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