2010 Commencement honorand panel discussion: 'Principles into action'

The evening before Commencement, the honorary degree recipients gather in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall to share insights into their achievements, to show the graduating seniors how “ideals and principles translate into action,” in the words of President Hansen.

The video clips below feature Hansen introducing the 2010 honorands followed by comments by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Elizabeth Strout ’77; television journalist Jane Pauley; climate researcher James J. McCarthy; dancer-choreographer Rennie Harris, a recent Guggenheim Fellow; and fertility and oncology researcher Teresa Woodruff.

President Hansen introduces the honorands

Elizabeth Strout ’77

Jane Pauley

James J. McCarthy

Rennie Harris

Teresa K. Woodruff