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NYT biz columnist Stewart to speak at university’s commencement

November 15, 2011

Posted by Chris Roush

James Stewart, a New York Times business columnist and a Pulitzer Prize winner, has been invited to speak at the DePauw University graduation ceremony next year.

Matthew Cecil and Dana Ferguson of The DePauw write, “Stewart, who had yet to receive notice of the invitation, said he was ‘humbled’ by the news.

“‘If the invitation materializes, I think it’s safe to say I would consider it a great honor,’ he said.

“Executive Director of Media Relations Ken Owen said he will be a strong speaker and an appropriate representative of DePauw.

“‘For a place that graduated a couple of the greatest journalists of the last 150 years, to celebrate someone like Jim Stewart, who is really a modern day equivalent of Barney Kilgore,’ Owen said. ‘It’s a perfect fit.’

“President Brian Casey said senior student senators approached him with their selection, and he agreed that Stewart would be an ‘excellent choice.’

“Casey noted that Stewart has received an honorary degree from DePauw University as well as several other honors.”

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