Steinem among 6 to receive honorary degrees

Gloria Steinem, the renowned feminist and co-founder of Ms. Magazine, will be one of six people to receive honorary degrees from Washington University this year.

The other recipients will be Richard Mahoney, the retired chair and CEO of Monsanto; C. Ronald Kahn, MD, the chief academic officer at the world’s largest diabetes clinical and research organization, the Joslin Center; Donald Suggs, DDS, publisher and executive editor of the St. Louis American, a weekly newspaper that serves the local African American community; and David Becker, JD, Professor Emeritus of the Law of Property and associate dean for public relations at the University’s School of Law.

Alumnus Mike Peters, this year’s commencement speaker and the creator of the Mother Goose and Grimm cartoons, will also be receiving an honorary degree.

The recipients, who were announced by the University Thursday afternoon, will be awarded their degrees during the University’s commencement ceremony in the Brookings Quadrangle on May 18.