NEWS Pulitzer Prize winner Sheryl WuDunn to deliver commencement address at Rice

Rice University’s 103rd commencement will be held on May 13 and 14. On Friday night, beginning at 7:30 p.m., undergraduate students will cross the stage to receive diploma tubes and be congratulated. The Friday evening event will be the only opportunity to photograph the students crossing the stage and will culminate in a fireworks display.

The commencement address will be presented Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m., and degrees will be conferred to the group as a whole.

Sheryl WuDunn will deliver the commencement address during the Saturday morning ceremony. Named one of Newsweek’s “150 Women Who Shake the World,” WuDunn became the first Asian-American reporter to win a Pulitzer Prize when she and her husband, New York Times op-ed columnist Nicholas Kristof, shared the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for international reporting for their coverage of the mass movement for democracy and its subsequent suppression in China.

Currently the co-founder of FullSky Capital and a senior managing director for Mid-Market Securities, WuDunn raises capital for men and women entrepreneurs in new media, media technology, health care and social enterprise and advises several growth companies.


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