The ceremony included an appearance by University President Lawrence S. Bacow and a discussion among 11 distinguished humanities scholars.
Harvard’s thousand-seat Sanders Theatre was packed to the gills for the annual presentation of the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal in celebration of diversity and activism.
Scalise, who wrote he was surprised by the May 9 announcement of the award, will share this year’s award with Yale Athletic Director Thomas Beckett.
The award comes with $5,000 per awardee, along with a $2,000 honorarium for faculty nominators who oversaw student projects.
Eight Harvard professors numbered among the 173 scholars, artists, and writers from the United States and Canada awarded prestigious Guggenheim fellowships earlier this month.
The committee chose to honor Mansbridge for her “field-defining contributions to our understanding of the theory and practice of democracy, political representation and deliberation as well as feminist theory.'
“It felt like squash had been made an Olympic sport, and I had been informed that I made the team,” Sunstein said.
The Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations awarded Solange Knowles their artist of the year award in front of a sold-out crowd Saturday evening.