Honorary Degree Recipient
Doctor of Humane Letters
College of Liberal Arts, May 13, 2001
Emilie Buchwald, University of Minnesota graduate, is the founder, Publisher/Editor and CEO of Milkweed Editions. In addition to successfully building her Milkweed editions, she has been active in numerous organizations and participated in many panel discussions, programs, and other incidents dealing with book publication and the cultural values of society. She has also been published, both in magazines and articles in scholarly journals as well as in books by firms other than her own. The All-University Honors Committee unanimously endorsed the awarding of an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree to Emilie Buchwald in recognition of her lifelong achievement in American publishing and her visionary service to writers and readers.
Biographies are as-of time of award presentation.