New York Times columnist Frank Bruni will speak on Monday, February 29, 5:00pm in the Students' Building, 2nd floor (UpC).
Bruni has been a staff op-ed columnist for the New York Times since June 2011, writing frequently about higher education, and becoming the newspaper’s first openly gay person in that position. In a 2015 column “The Lie About College Diversity,” Bruni addressed the importance of capitalizing on the diverse environments that colleges present. His most recent book is Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania, which looks at higher education admissions. At the Times Bruni previously worked as the Rome bureau chief, a staff writer for its Sunday magazine, a White House correspondent, and its chief restaurant critic. His other books are Ambling Into History: The Unlikely Odyssey of George W. Bush, and Born Round: A Story of Family, Food and a Ferocious Appetite. Bruni is also a frequent commentator on television new shows, especially on CNN and MSNBC, as well as a regular travel writer. Earlier he reported for the New York Daily News and the Detroit Free Press.
Bruni's talk is sponsored by President Hill's Dialogue and Engagement Across Differences initiative.