New York Times columnist David Brooks to address Wake Forest University graduates
April 2, 2007
David Brooks, a columnist for The New York Times and a regular analyst on the "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer” and National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” will deliver Wake Forest University’s commencement address May 21. This will be Brooks’ first commencement address at any college or university.
Brooks will address approximately 1,500 Wake Forest graduates during the 9 a.m. outdoor ceremony on Hearn Plaza (the Quad). The ceremony is not open to the public.
Brooks is the author of two books, “Bobos In Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There” and “On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense.” He describes his books as “comic sociology.”
MEDIA NOTE: Media are invited to cover Brooks’ address. Passes and reserved seating will be available for members of the media. Downloadable audio files and beta video clips from his address will also be available. Contact the Wake Forest News Service at 336-758-5237, or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange coverage or request more information.