Princeton awards honorary degrees to Rosemary and Peter Grant

June 10, 2019

Princeton University awarded honorary degrees during Commencement exercises Tuesday, June 4, to six individuals for their contributions to education, literature, public service, science and space travel.  Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber awarded degrees to Dr. Michael Drake, president of The Ohio State University; Rodney Frelinghuysen, former New Jersey congressman who served 12 terms in the House of Representatives; Peter Grant, the Class of 1877 Professor of Zoology, Emeritus, and Rosemary Grant, senior research biologist, emeritus, in ecology and evolutionary biology; Edith Grossman, translator of Spanish and Latin American literature; and Ellen Ochoa, astronaut and former director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center.

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