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President Obama Confers Two John Jay Honorary Doctorate Recipients with Medals of Distinction

President Obama awarded two of John Jay's recent honorary doctorate recipients with the nation’s highest awards in the arts and humanities: playwright Tony Kushner received the 2012 National Medal of Arts, and actress, playwright and professor Anna Deavere Smith received the 2012 National Humanities Medal.

To learn more about the recipients of the 2012 National Medal of Arts, click here.

To learn more about the recipients of the 2012 National Humanities Medal, click here.