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Roth ’77 to give 2011 Baccalaureate

Senior Staff Writer
Thursday, April 28, 2011

Kenneth Roth ’77 P’12, human rights advocate and executive director of Human Rights Watch, will give the 2011 Baccalaureate address Saturday, May 28 at the First Baptist Church, the University announced yesterday. Per Brown’s tradition, two seniors will speak at the Commencement ceremony May 29.

Brown will award 10 honorary doctorate degrees at this year’s 243rd Commencement.

 Degree recipients will include three-time Olympic ice hockey medalist Katie King Crowley ’97, online media mogul Arianna Huffington, New York Times columnist and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Nicholas Kristof, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and National Medal of Science winner David Mumford, three-time Oscar-winning actor and director Jack Nicholson P’12.5, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Ida Nottage ’86, particle physicist Lisa Randall, commander of NASA’s 1971 Apollo 15 lunar mission David Scott and persecuted Chinese poet Zhenkai Zhao, according to the press release.

Roth, Kristof, Mumford, Nottage and Scott will give presentations and participate in discussions over the course of Commencement Weekend.

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