New York Times Commentator, Olympic Gold Medal-Winning Swimmer and Renowned Statistician Among Seven to Be Honored at Amherst College Commencement May 25

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April 15, 2014

AMHERST, Mass.—Political and cultural commentator David Brooks, Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer Cullen Jones, tech entrepreneur Thai-Hi Lee ’80, statistician and writer Nate Silver, contemporary artist Sarah Sze, the late American studies scholar and transportation expert Yasuo Sakakibara and former Amherst College Board of Trustees chair and businessman Jide Zeitlin ’85 will all receive honorary degrees from Amherst College during its 193rd Commencement exercises on Sunday, May 25, at 10 a.m. on the school’s main quad.

Inside Politics

By Katie Bacon ’93 Back when Mitt Romney was still a contender and superdelegate was not yet a household word, four big names in punditry came to Amherst to lead Interterm Colloquia—mini-courses and public talks—on politics and the presidential race.

Commentators David Brooks and E.J. Dionne

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E.J. Dionne (left) and David Brooks (right) speak on Monday, Jan. 21, 2008, in Cole Assembly Room at Amherst College.
David Brooks, columnist for The New York Times, and E. J.

Commentators David Brooks and E.J. Dionne To Discuss “America” at Amherst College Jan. 21

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2008 Interterm Colloquia

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Hot Buttons—And Who's Pushing Them - January 15-16

Join former White House Communications Director under President Bush and CBS political analyst Nicolle Wallace and Dee Dee Myers, the first-ever female White House Press Secretary (under the Clinton administration)and current MSNBC political commentator, in exploring the issues of women, the media and the changing electorate.

view confirmed schedule here