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.
- TIME magazine
- Vanity Fair
- Page Six
- The Huffington Post
- Indianapolis Monthly
- The Herald-Times
- Belfast Telegraph
- The Guardian
- The Globe and Mail
- Shape Magazine
- Cosmopolitan (includes soundbites from Streep’s IU lecture)
- Indiana Daily Student (here and here)
An Associated Press article was also picked up by a number of media outlets: