Anna Quindlen challenges new graduates to pick up their academic credentials and then to use them fearlessly.
Washington University in St. Louis will award six honorary degrees during its 156th Commencement May 19. During the ceremony, which will begin at 8:30 a.m. in Brookings Quadrangle on the Danforth Campus, the university will bestow academic degrees on approximately 3,000 members of the Class of 2017.
Anna Quindlen, a best-selling author, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and social critic, will give the 2017 Commencement address at Washington University in St. Louis, according to Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton. He made the announcement to the Class of 2017 during the annual senior class toast April 4 in the Danforth University Center.