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Honorary Degrees 2000-

Bates College Honorary Degree Recipients
Recipent: Degree Given:
2010
Rennie Harris Doctor of Fine Arts
James J. McCarthy Doctor of Science
Jane Pauley Doctor of Humane Letters
Elizabeth Strout ’77 Doctor of Letters
Teresa K. Woodruff Doctor of Science
2009
Geena Davis Doctor of Fine Arts
Robert M. Franklin Jr. Doctor of Humane Letters
Mimi A.R. Koehl Doctor of Science
Ralph T. Perry ’51 Doctor of Humane Letters
Fareed Zakaria Doctor of Humane Letters
2008
Susan Berresford Doctor of Humane Letters
Philip A. Sharp Doctor of Science
Warren M. Washington Doctor of Science
Pauline Yu Doctor of Letters
2007
Eric Carle Doctor of Letters
Corey Harris ’91 Doctor of Music
Dean Kamen Doctor of Science
Anna Devere Smith Doctor of Fine Arts
2006
David McCullough Doctor of Humane Letters
Marjorie Garber Doctor of Humane Letters
David Ho Doctor of Science
Mark Morris Doctor of Fine Arts
2005
Thomas Jefferson Anderson, Jr. Doctor of Music
Lynn Margulis Doctor of Science
Paul and Daisy Soros Doctor of Laws
Brian Williams Doctor of Humane Letters
2004
Rita R. Colwell Doctor of Science
David Levering Lewis Doctor of Humane Letters
Milton L. Lindholm Doctor of Humane Letters
John C. Whitehead Doctor of Laws
2003
Stephen L. Carter Doctor of Laws
Donald W. Harward Doctor of Humane Letters
Carol Bellamy Doctor of Humane Letters
Eugene Braunwald Doctor of Science
2002
Steven Weinberg Doctor of Science
Wendy Wasserstein Doctor of Fine Arts
Ken Burns Doctor of Humane Letters
M. Jocelyn Elders Doctor of Science
2001
Robert B. Reich Doctor of Laws
Bruce M. Alberts Doctor of Science
Mary Frances Berry Doctor of Laws
James L. Moody, Jr. Doctor of Humane Letters
Anna Quindlen Doctorate of Humane Letters
2000
Desmond Tutu Doctor of Humane Letters
Robert L. Berstein Doctor of Humane Letters
Trisha Brown Doctor of Fine Arts
Shirley Mahaley Malcolm Doctor of Science
Beverly Daniel Tatum Doctor of Humane Letters



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