Toni Morrison, the Nobel Prize-winning writer and Princeton professor emerita, was one of six honorary-degree recipients.
Toni Morrison, the Nobel Prize-winning writer and Princeton professor emerita, was one of six honorary-degree recipients.
After awarding honorary degrees to five people, President Tilghman got one of her own.
After awarding honorary degrees to five people, President Tilghman got one of her own.

Novelist, Nobel laureate, and Princeton professor emerita Toni Morrison was one of six people to be awarded honorary degrees at Commencement. In addition to Morrison, a member of Princeton’s faculty for 17 years, the honor went to physician and geneticist Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health; Lorraine Daston, a science historian; Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry, whose firm designed the Lewis Library on campus; and Sakena Yacoobi, ­executive director of the Afghan Institute of Learning, a nongovern­mental organization, led by women, that supports schools for girls in Afghanistan. The sixth ­honorary degree went to President Tilghman; announced as a surprise that was not included in the program, it was ­conferred by trustee chairwoman Kathryn “Katie” Hall ’80.