This year’s other BU honorary degree recipients are Commencement speaker and civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis (D-Ga.), Doctor of Laws; Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou, Doctor of Humane Letters; San Juan, P.R., mayor and activist Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto (CAS’84), who will be the Baccalaureate speaker, Doctor of Laws; and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Anthony S. Fauci, Doctor of Science.

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Vibha Bakshi: College of Communication Undergraduate Convocation Speaker 2018

COMMENCEMENT 2018 BY BOSTON UNIVERSITY · 20 MAY

On a beautiful May day, a crowd of about 20,000 family, friends, and dignitaries gathered on Nickerson Field for Boston University’s 145th Commencement to watch as the University conferred five honorary degrees and awarded diplomas to an estimated 7,072 graduates.