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IU to award Meryl Streep honorary doctoral degree



Meryl Streep will receive an honorary doctoral degree from IU as part of her April visit to the University, according to an IU press release.

The Academy Award-winning actress, who previously spoke at IU in 2010 for the Colloquium for Women of Indiana University’s fall workshop, will give a talk at IU Auditorium and be present for a screening of her film “A Prairie Home
Companion” at IU Cinema.

“Meryl Streep has established herself as one of the leading actors in cinema as well as an international ambassador for the art form,” IU Cinema director Jon Vickers said in the release.

Streep will receive her honorary degree at the beginning of her Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Lecture at 3 p.m. April 16 at IU Auditorium.

Free tickets for the lecture, which will be led by film and media studies professor Barbara Klinger, can be obtained at the IU Auditorium box office beginning March 3.

IU Cinema will screen several of Streep’s films, including “The Iron Lady,” “Sophie’s Choice” and “August: Osage County,” in April and May in honor of her visit.

Streep has also received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Yale University and an honorary degree from Dartmouth College.

Rachel Osman

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