Brokaw to Speak at Commencement

Tom Brokaw, recently removed from the NBC Nightly News, will be this year’s commencement speaker. Among the other notables receiving honorary degrees are:

  • Thomas Kean, former Governor of New Jersey and chairman of the 9/11 Commission
  • Dr. Norman Borlaug, a research scientist who developed new high-yield varieties of wheat and received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970
  • Lucille Clifton, former Poet Laureate of Maryland and Professor at St. Mary’s College in the same state
  • Mary Sue Coleman, President of the University of Michigan and affirmative action spokesman extraordinaire
  • Dr. Mathilde Krim, the founder of the AIDS Medical Foundation
  • Gordon Russell ’55, former General Partner of Sequoia Capital, a venture capital firm
  • Andrew Young, former mayor of Atlanta and Clinton’s Ambassador to the UN