Martha Nussbaum to Receive Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Carnegie Mellon University

Honorary Degrees Awarded at 2021 Commencement

Four distinguished guests will virtually join Carnegie Mellon University's Class of 2021 Commencement exercises. France A. Córdova and Martha C. Nussbaum, as well as Carnegie Mellon graduates Jewell P. Rhodes and Robert D. Summer, will receive honorary degrees from the university. The ceremonies — open only to graduating students — will be held on Saturday, May 22, for graduate students and Sunday, May 23, for undergraduates. Both will be livestreamed online for all others, including friends, family and the CMU community.

"It is a Carnegie Mellon tradition to award honorary degrees at commencement to exemplary leaders, whose life and work serve as an inspiration for CMU students, faculty and staff," said President Farnam Jahanian. "I extend heartfelt congratulations in advance to the Class of 2021, a class that has persevered unlike any other, and to these deserving honorary degree recipients."

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