Brown University has announced its list of honorary doctorate recipients, and the majority are women.
One recipient, Kathryn Sullivan, was the first American woman to walk in space. Sullivan also helped launch the Hubble Telescope.
Anthropologist Louise Lamphere will also be honored. Lamphere challenged Brown with a sexual discrimination suit when the university denied her tenure in the 1970’s. The lawsuit led Brown to establish new hiring procedures for women.
Sullivan and Lamphere, along with four others, will be honored at Brown’s commencement exercises next month. The full list of honorary degree recipients can be found here.