Jun 03
2009

Princeton University awarded degrees to 1,128 undergraduates and 753 graduate students at its 262nd Commencement Tuesday, June 2. In addition, the University conferred honorary doctoral degrees upon five individuals for their contributions to civic engagement, performing arts, engineering and sustainability: Meryl Streep, Ernesto Cort├ęs Jr., an influential community organizer; Ruby Dee Davis, a renowned actor and civil rights activist; Irvin Glassman, a leading figure in combustion and energy research and Princeton’s Robert H. Goddard Professor Emeritus of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; and Alice Waters, a celebrated chef and proponent of sustainable cuisine. Some pictures from the event can be found here with more to follow soon at Simply Streep. My most generous thanks to everybody who has sent in notes on this!