Honors and Awards

Derek Walcott, the 1992 Nobel laureate in literature, was honored with the 2007 Janet Weis Fellowship in Contemporary Literature by Bucknell University. Weis is a trustee emerita of Bucknell.

John Lewis, veteran of the civil rights struggle and currently a congressman from Georgia, received the Dole Leadership Prize from the University of Kansas.

Cornell University won the 2007 Exemplary Voluntary Efforts Award from the U.S. Department of Labor. The award is given to organizations that have made “outstanding efforts to develop and maintain equal employment opportunity programs.”