New York Times White House Correspondent Maggie Haberman to Speak at 91st Undergraduate Commencement

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New York Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman ’96 will give the address at Sarah Lawrence College’s 91st Commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 24. The ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on Westlands South Lawn.

A 1996 graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, Haberman is an integral player in media coverage of the Trump Administration. As one of the most high-profile reporters in Washington, D.C., her stories are regularly featured on the front pages of the Times.

In addition to her position at the Times, Haberman is a political analyst for CNN. She previously worked for Politico, the New York Daily News, and the New York Post. Haberman covered the 2016 Presidential election and was part of a team at the Times that won a Pulitzer Prize last year for reporting on Donald Trump’s advisers and their connections to Russia.

Last year, Haberman spoke to fellow alumni during Sarah Lawrence College’s reunion weekend at a question and answer session with Sarah Lawrence President Cristle Collins Judd. She spoke about journalism in the digital age, the erosion of U.S. institutions, and how she handles the unintentional notoriety of covering Donald Trump. 

Sarah Lawrence College’s graduate commencement and hooding ceremony will be held Thursday, May 23 on Westlands South Lawn. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. Commencement speakers are Diane Baker MS ’79, former director of the University of Michigan Genetic Counseling Graduate Program, and Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, who will jointly deliver the address as a dialogue.


About Sarah Lawrence College

Founded in 1926, Sarah Lawrence is a prestigious, coeducational liberal arts college that consistently ranks among the leading liberal arts colleges in the country. Sarah Lawrence is known for its pioneering approach to education, rich history of impassioned intellectual and civic engagement, and vibrant, successful alumni. In close proximity to the unparalleled offerings of New York City, the historic campus is home to an intellectually curious and diverse community.