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Honorary degree recipients have international ties

Yesterday, Smith College President Kathleen McCartney announced that the college will award honorary degrees to five distinguished guests at the 136th Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 18, 2014. The recipients are Ela Bhatt, Eric Carle, Swanee Hunt, Evelyn Fox Keller, and Ruth Simmons.

Two of the recipients—Ela Bhatt and Swanee Hunt—have strong international ties.

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Jill Ker Conway awarded Australia’s highest honor

Former Smith College president Jill Ker Conway, originally from Australia, was awarded Australia’s highest honor this year when she was appointed Companion in the general division of the Order of Australia for her “eminent service to the community, particularly women, as an author, academic and through leadership roles with corporations, foundations, universities and philanthropic groups”.

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