Multitalented Melissa Harris-Perry to deliver Wellesley College commencement speech

Melissa Harris-Perry Wellesley CollegeMelissa Harris-Perry, a professor, political scientist, author, Nation columnist and MSNBC host will deliver the commencement address to the 600 members of the Wellesley College Class of 2012 on Friday, May 25 at 10:30 a.m.

Senior Class President Kate Leonard ’12 of Rochester, N.Y., said, “We are all overjoyed to have such an accomplished and impressive speaker for our Commencement ceremony this year. We greatly admire Melissa Harris-Perry’s incorporation of intellectual discourse into popular media and the sharp wit she brings to political and cultural analysis.”

Perry teaches at Tulane University and her new MSNBC show is called simply “Melissa Harris-Perry” (social networkers follow along using the hashtag #nerdland).

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