Northeastern announces 2014 honorary degree recipients

At its 112th com­mence­ment exer­cises, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity will present hon­orary degrees to an accom­plished group of influ­en­tial leaders and scholars.

The recip­i­ents of hon­orary degrees at com­mence­ment are: Janet Napoli­tano, the former U.S. Sec­re­tary of Home­land Secu­rity who is now pres­i­dent of the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­fornia; LL COOL J, an award-​​winning enter­tain­ment icon who cur­rently stars in the CBS prime­time drama series NCIS: Los Angeles; former NFL player Wade Davis II, who is cur­rently the exec­u­tive director of the You Can Play Project—an orga­ni­za­tion ded­i­cated to ending dis­crim­i­na­tion, sexism, and homo­phobia in sports; Victor J. Dzau, the pres­i­dent and CEO of Duke Uni­ver­sity Health System and incoming pres­i­dent of the Insti­tute of Med­i­cine; and Donald G. Comb, founder and chairman of the board of New Eng­land Bio­labs and founder of the Ocean Genome Legacy.

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