Yale University announced Cornell University graduate Paula Vogel MA '76, PhD '16, as a recipient of a 2020 honorary Doctor of Letters degree. Yale's honorary degrees "signal pioneering achievement in a field or conspicuous and exemplary contribution to the common good."
"Paula Vogel is a renowned playwright whose honors are paralleled by her commitment to teaching her craft to future generations. She is known for breaking ground in a field largely dominated by men, and for her unflinching explorations of issues such as domestic violence and the AIDS crisis. Her work offers audiences new and complex perspectives of identity, history, and culture, challenging the perceptions we construct for ourselves and others."