Doris "Granny D" Haddock

Known nationally for her political activism, including a run for U.S. Senate, Emerson honorary degree recipient and alumna Doris ("Granny D") Haddock embarked on a 3,200-mile walk across the United States at the age of 90 to bring attention to the issue of campaign finance reform. She returned to Emerson in 2000 to receive an honorary degree recognizing her political activism. She died March 9 in her Dublin, New Hampshire, family home. She was 100 years old.