• WHAT: New York University’s 174th Commencement Exercises will be held Thursday, May 11th, in Washington Square Park.
  • WHO: Anthony M. Kennedy, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, will receive a Doctor of Laws degree, honoris causa, and be the commencement speaker. This year’s other recipients of honorary doctorates are:
  • Mikhail Baryshnikov - dancer, actor, and founder and director of the Baryshnikov Center for the Arts
  • Ann Marie Mulcahy - chair and CEO of Xerox
  • Alain Robbe-Grillet - writer and filmmaker
  • Wilma Stein Tisch - philanthropist and civic leader
  • The 2006 “Albert Gallatin Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Society” will be awarded to Dr. Rita Hauser
  • The 2006 “Lewis Rudin Award for Exemplary Service to New York City” will be presented to Beverly Sills
  • WHEN: Thursday, May 11, 2006; ceremony begins at 10:30 am
  • WHERE: Washington Square Park, Manhattan. Press Entrance: Washington Square South and Thompson St (please have NYPD press credentials or news organization credentials)

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