WALTHAM, Mass. (Jun. 7)
Richard Cardinal Cushing, Catholic Archbishop of Boston, was today awarded an honorary doctor of humane letters degree at the annual commencement exercises of Brandeis University at which 440 graduates received undergraduate and graduate degrees. Dr. Abram L. Sachar, president of the university, conferred the degrees.
Other prominent personalities who were awarded honorary degrees were: Major General Yaacov Dori, president of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa; Lt. Gen. Dudley Heaton, Surgeon General of the United States Army; Clark Kerr, president of the University of California; Dr. George Packer Berry, dean of the faculty of medicine at Harvard Medical School; Isaiah Leo Sharfman, professor emeritus of economics at the University of Michigan; author Maurice Samuel; noted actress Helen Hayes; August Heckscher, director of the Twentieth Century Fund; and James Reston, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist.