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An academic building on the Hill Campus has been named in honor of Dr. Sylvia Earle, this year's Jolli Humanitarian Award recipient.
An academic building on the Hill Campus has been named in honor of Dr. Sylvia Earle, this year’s Jolli Humanitarian Award recipient.

Every year, sophomores write essays to nominate noteworthy individuals for the Jolli Humanitarian Award. An academic building is renamed in honor of the recipient for one year. This year, Dr. Sylvia Earle, a marine biologist, explorer, author, and lecturer, will receive the award and talk about her work at an assembly today. Previous recipients have included Peter Neufeld, co-founder of the Innocence Project; Frank Mugisha, a Ugandan gay-rights activist; Pernille Ironside, a child advocate for UNICEF who has worked in war zones around the world; Rachel Lloyd, an anti-human trafficking advocate; Geoffrey Canada, the former leader of the Harlem Children’s Zone; and Leymah Gbowee, the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner and leader of a women’s peace movement.