April 12, 2006

Honorary degrees announced

The Observer

By: Amanda Michaels
Issue date: 4/12/06 Section: News

Joining the more than 2,000 undergraduate and advanced degree candidates receiving diplomas at Notre Dame's 161st Commencement exercises May 21 will be 12 prominent visitors - including Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Harper Lee, the University announced in a statement Tuesday.

Along with keynote speaker Irish President Mary McAleese, the recipients - three women and 10 men, including McAleese - will be awarded honorary degrees from the University acknowledging their work in a wide spectrum of professional fields. ...

Archbishop Michael Sheehan of the Diocese of Santa Fe, New Mex., recognized for his strong leadership in dealing with a sexual abuse scandal existing in the archdiocese prior to his arrival, will also receive a doctor of laws.

Posted by kshaw at April 12, 2006 03:28 PM