New York University's 182nd Commencement was simultaneously webcast on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT) for those who are unable to attend the ceremony at Yankee Stadium.
President John Sexton and Board of Trustees Chairman Martin Lipton presided over the event, which presented honorary degrees to Janet Yellen, the first woman to serve as Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Mariano Rivera, greatest relief pitcher in baseball history, 13-time All-Star, and winner of five World Series; Elena Kagan, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, law school dean, and U.S. solicitor general; Aretha Franklin, “the Queen of Soul,” winner of 18 Grammy awards, and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom; and Martin Edelman, distinguished international real estate and corporate attorney.
Watch the 2014 Commencement highlights, featuring Janet Yellen.
David Boies, lead co-counsel in Hollingsworth v. Perry, the historic same-sex marriage civil rights case before the Supreme Court, spoke at the 2013 ceremony.
US Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor spoke at the 2012 Commencement exercises on Wednesday, May 16, 2012.