Awarded in Beijing Ceremony, Honorary Doctorate for First Lady Peng Liyuan Breaks Precedent for Juilliard

by Fiona Robberson ’21—Peng Liyuan, the first lady of China, was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Juilliard School on December 6, 2017. Chairman Bruce Kovner and Juilliard President Joseph Polisi travelled to Beijing’s China Conservatory of Music to confer the degree in person. The awarding of the honorary doctorate was surprisingly underreported in the United States, with its sole media coverage coming from Chinese and Singaporean news outlets. As of press time, there was no mention of Peng’s honorary degree on Juilliard’s official website.

by Fiona Robberson ’21—Peng Liyuan, the first lady of China, was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Juilliard School on December 6, 2017. Chairman Bruce Kovner and Juilliard President Joseph Polisi travelled to Beijing’s China Conservatory of Music to confer the degree in person. The awarding of the honorary doctorate was surprisingly underreported in the United States, with its sole media coverage coming from Chinese and Singaporean news outlets. As of press time, there was no mention of Peng’s honorary degree on Juilliard’s official website.

Robberson & Surgener Voted New Editors-in-Chief of The Citizen-Penguin

After a vote of current student contributors, Fiona Robberson ’21 & Alaina Surgener ’21 have been named the incoming Editors-in-Chief of The Citizen-Penguin. To our knowledge, every current student who had contributed to The Citizen-Penguin was offered a ballot to vote among several very qualified candidates.

After a vote of current student contributors, Fiona Robberson ’21 & Alaina Surgener ’21 have been named the incoming Editors-in-Chief of The Citizen-Penguin. To our knowledge, every current student who had contributed to The Citizen-Penguin was offered a ballot to vote among several very qualified candidates.

An Education in Representation

In the Juilliard feature for the Wall Street Journal’s lifestyle magazine, many of the featured students are non-white. Each division is represented. The group seems diverse. Except, that is, for one glaring omission: none of them identify as Asian or Asian American.

In the Juilliard feature for the Wall Street Journal’s lifestyle magazine, many of the featured students are non-white. Each division is represented. The group seems diverse. Except, that is, for one glaring omission: none of them identify as Asian or Asian American.

Drama Division Director Search Nears End

After months of deliberations and interviews, the search for a new Director of the Drama Division has entered its final phase. Jim Houghton’s legacy has had a profound effect on the goals of the committee, helping them to establish a mold for the ideal new Director. Dean Guzelimian, students, and alumni shared their thoughts on the future of the Drama Division.

After months of deliberations and interviews, the search for a new Director of the Drama Division has entered its final phase. Jim Houghton’s legacy has had a profound effect on the goals of the committee, helping them to establish a mold for the ideal new Director. Dean Guzelimian, students, and alumni shared their thoughts on the future of the Drama Division.

Save ARTreach & the NOLA Trip

Did you know that for 10 years, Juilliard students went to New Orleans during spring break? … Unfortunately, the program was cut in 2016 because the Office of Student Affairs had a challenge finding enough student leaders on time. According to Sabrina Tanbara, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, three student leaders are required to reinstate the NOLA trip, and five are required to reinstate ARTreach as a student organization.

Did you know that for 10 years, Juilliard students went to New Orleans during spring break? … Unfortunately, the program was cut in 2016 because the Office of Student Affairs had a challenge finding enough student leaders on time. According to Sabrina Tanbara, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, three student leaders are required to reinstate the NOLA trip, and five are required to reinstate ARTreach as a student organization.