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