Give Now

Delays, Closings and Severe Weather - View All Alerts and Updates

Video: Meryl Streep Receives IU Honorary Degree

Meryl Streep received an honorary doctorate at Indiana University today.

Actor Meryl Streep received an honorary Ph.D. from Indiana University today.

During the ceremony’s introductions at the IU auditorium in Bloomington, IU Bloomington Provost Lauren Robel praised Streep for her work regarding the arts and women’s advancement.

IU President Michael McRobbie also commended Streep and her husband Donald Gummer on their continuous support to IU and the state.

“It’s a big thrill for me,” Streep said after receiving the awards which makes her a Doctor of Humane Letters.

Streep’s visit was part of the Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Lecture Series. Following the ceremony she participated in a discussion with IU film studies professor Barbara Klinger.

Streep’s husband, a sculptor, is an Indiana native and many pieces of his work are featured around the state, including at the IU Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses.

Here’s a video of Streep receiving the degree:


Want to contact your legislators about an issue that matters to you? Find out how to contact your senators and member of Congress here.

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from Indiana Public Media News:

Support For Indiana Public Media Comes From