Actress Meryl Streep receives honorary IU degree, gives on-stage lecture

Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep receiving her IU honorary degree.

In a highly anticipated event, President Michael A. McRobbie presented an honorary IU doctoral degree to actress Meryl Streep. The ceremony, which took place at 3 p.m. April 16 on stage at the IU Auditorium, was followed by a one-on-one interview conducted by Barbara Klinger, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Communication and Culture. While at IU Bloomington, Streep also conducted her first acting master class to students at the Wells-Metz Theatre and was present for the screening of “A Prairie Home Companion” at the IU Cinema.

Several members of the media attended the event, and national outlets picked up Streep’s lecture that included sounds bites of body image tips to women and the kind of pizza host Ellen DeGeneres served up at this year’s Oscar’s ceremony (hint — it was boring). The Variety article also features IU Cinema director Jon Vickers, who is featured in this Creatavist profile prepared by the News and Media team.


An Associated Press article was also picked up by a number of media outlets:


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