The New York Times’ Frank Bruni to Speak at Hopkins Commencement in May


By Ethan McLeod, Baltimore Fishbowl

Frank Bruni

Journalist Frank Bruni has seemingly done it all, from writing about religion and war in Detroit to covering George W. Bush’s White House in Washington to co-authoring his own cookbook. Soon, he’ll add an honorary doctorate from Hopkins to his resume.

The university announced today that Bruni, a six-year columnist for The New York Times and a reporter there since 1995, will speak at graduation on May 24. In exchange for his expectedly inspirational words, Hopkins will award him with an honorary degree of humane letters.

“With his trademark blend of intelligence, analysis, and wit, he helps us to see the humanity in one another even as he urges us to embrace open debate,” said Hopkins President Ronald J. Daniels in a statement. “At this moment, there is no better message to the Class of 2017 and our entire Hopkins community.”


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