Johns Hopkins University awards Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie with An Honorary Degree


Internationally-acclaimed author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received an honorary degree from the Johns Hopkins University on Wednesday May 18th 2016 at the university wide commencement ceremony at Royal Farms Arena.

She gave such profound advice to graduating seniors “Eat real food as often as you can. And embrace ignorance. Say those words ‘I don’t know’. Because by embracing ignorance you open up the possibility of knowledge”.

She was honored along with Pioneering academic and philanthropic leader Judith Rodin, Nobel prize winning neuroscientist Dr. Richard Axel, Philanthropist and retired judge, Honorable Ellen Heller, Renowned researcher Susan Baker, Eminent attorney and philanthropist Shale Stiller, Esteemed researcher Laurie Zabin.


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