SAIC Chancellor, Walter Massey, Awarded Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree by Harvard

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Congrats to Walter Massey, previous President and current Chancellor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)!

“Massey was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by Harvard University at their 366th Commencement exercises today in recognition of his significant contributions to education and science. Harvard first awarded an honorary degree to George Washington in 1776 and has since bestowed similar awards upon luminaries in all areas of human endeavor. Walter joined nine other honorary degree recipients on the commencement stage, including Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg; actors James Earl Jones and Dame Judi Dench; composer John Williams; Somali human rights activist Hawa Abdi Dhiblawe; former chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin Norman R. Augustine; leading feminist literary critic and author Sandra M. Gilbert; pioneering theoretical computer scientist Michael Rabin; and physician, medical researcher, and founding director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital Huda Y. Zoghbi.” -Elissa Tenny, President, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Read the full SAIC press release HERE