Author Michael Lewis named Princeton's Baccalaureate speaker

December 15th, 2011

News at Princeton
By Eric Quiñones
Dec. 15, 2011

Author and journalist Michael Lewis, a 1982 Princeton graduate whose best-selling books include “Moneyball,” “The Blind Side” and “Liar’s Poker,” has been selected as the speaker for the University’s 2012 Baccalaureate ceremony.

Baccalaureate, an end-of-year interfaith service that is one of Princeton’s oldest traditions, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, June 3, in the University Chapel.

Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman selects the Baccalaureate speaker after consultation with senior class leaders. Officers of the Class of 2012 recommended Lewis based on his understanding of life as a Princeton student and his insights into the transformations that have marked many aspects of American society over the past generation.

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