Honorary degrees

Elizabeth Bowen, Noted British Author, Receives Honorary Degree

February 1958

Elizabeth Bowen, noted British author, is slated to receive an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters at a special April convocation ceremony.  Since her first work, Encounters, Bowen has published a book every two years.  She is the recipient of the Commander of the British Empire award for excellence in literature.  She is also very engaged in reviewing contemporary literature, and takes an interest both in all genres of reading and in various social hobbies, including cinema, painting, and social planning.

Women's Day Celebration in honor of Drayer Hall


Drayer Hall, the first major building built by the college on the Benjamin Rush campus, was also the first building to be constructed with the women of the college in mind.  An unidentified newspaper clipping anticipates a successful celebration for the dedication of the women's dormitory.  The "celebration will be the first in the long history of the college arranged entirely for honoring Dickinson women."  The Women's Day festivities include high ranking guest speakers, a luncheon, the distribution of honorary degrees to "eight outstanding women" by co-ed student sponsors, and tours of th