August 16, 2018

Johns Hopkins to award honorary degree to Chimamanda Adichie

Johns Hopkins to award honorary degree to Chimamanda Adichie

Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, United States has announced its list of eight “distinguished achievers” who will receive honorary degrees this year.

The list includes award-winning novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, groundbreaking filmmaker Spike Lee, Nobel Prize winner Richard Axel and Ellen M Heller, Maryland’s first woman to become an administrative Circuit Court judge.

The honorary degrees will be conferred at a commencement ceremony on 18 May. Adichie earned a prestigious creative writing master’s from Johns Hopkins in 2003. Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J Daniels says the group are “visionaries who have challenged the status quo and changed the world for the better”. Read more 

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