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Commencement Number 315

Yale’s 315th commencement gets under way in an hour! This year’s honorary degree recipients are:

  • Canadian Supreme Court justice Rosalie Silberman Abella, Doctor of Laws
  • biochemist Jennifer Doudna, Doctor of Science
  • football legend Calvin Hill ’69, Doctor of Humane Letters
  • actress and singer Audra McDonald, Doctor of Music
  • author Haruki Murakami, Doctor of Letters
  • literary critic Arnold Rampersad, Doctor of Humanities
  • religious freedom advocate David Saperstein, Doctor of Divinity
  • chef Alice Waters, Doctor of Humane Letters
  • playwright and director George C. Wolfe, Doctor of Fine Arts.

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