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Journalist to speak at IU winter commencement



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Graduates wear DIY graudation cap during Spring 2016 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony on Saturday morning at Memorial Stadium. This year Winter Commencement will take place at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on Dec. 17 and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Linda Greenhouse will speak Yulin Yu Buy Photos

About 1,933 students will graduate at IU’s winter commencement on Dec. 17 and have the opportunity to hear Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Linda Greenhouse speak. Greenhouse is a journalist-in-resident at Yale Law School, where she specializes in the Supreme Court and writes a biweekly opinion column for the New York Times.

“Linda Greenhouse is an esteemed journalist, whose numerous major awards include a Pulitzer Prize, and one of the nation’s pre-eminent authorities on the U.S. Supreme Court,” IU President Michael McRobbie said in an IU press release.

Greenhouse graduated from Radcliffe College at Harvard University.

Since then she has earned many awards and prizes and is one of only two non-lawyers to be granted an honorary membership in the American Law Institute. She also has 11 honorary degrees.

IU winter commencement will start at 10 a.m. Dec. 17 in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.

The ceremony will last 90 minutes and no reserve seating is available, although people with special needs can be accommodated if they call ahead. The doors will open at 8 a.m. that day.

“We are extremely pleased and honored to have such a distinguished legal expert and educator share her insights and experiences with the university’s winter graduates,” McRobbie said in the press release.

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