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Pickering to speak at commencement

Max Moran
(03/30/15 5:46pm)

Former United Nations ambassador Thomas R. Pickering will be the 2015 Commencement keynote speaker, according to a press release issued by the University on Monday. The honorary degree recipients will be ballerina and founder of the Suzanne Farrell Ballet Suzanne Farrell, writer Jamaica Kincaid, chef and restauranteur Yotam Ottolenghi and poet and literary critic Helen Vendler.Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Bill Schaller wrote in the press release that “In honoring Ambassador Pickering…Brandeis highlights the value of working together for the betterment of mankind.” This is the first time since at least 1972 that more honorary degree recipients have been women than men, according to a March 10, 2014 letter from the Women’s and Gender Studies program.

Cornelisse to lead search for Catholic chaplain

Abby Patkin
(03/31/15 2:41am)

Following interim priest Father Dan Moloney’s appointment to a different location, Allison Cornelisse, a member of the Brandeis Catholic community, will be temporarily coordinating the University’s Sunday Mass, according to an email sent to the Catholic Student Organization by Chaplaincy Department Administrator Ellie Afienko on Friday.