• Each year, The New School awards honorary degrees to individuals who exemplify the interests and ambitions of the graduating class. The award recipients embody the university’s driving principles of academic freedom, tolerance, and creative experimentation. Like our students and alumni, New School honorary degree holders have included many bold innovators whose work across disciplines has addressed important contemporary issues.

    Honorees are invited to briefly address the graduates, sharing insights and advice from their unique vantage point. They are joined by a student speaker, who embodies and projects the best qualities and core values of a New School education.

    Honorary degree recipients and the student speaker will be named in spring of 2019.


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