This Thursday, Pulitzer Prize winner Bob Woodward will deliver the 2016 Fall Convocation address, titled “The race for the White House in 2016: Bob Woodward’s Critical History from Nixon to Obama,” at 3:30 p.m. in Alumni Gym.
Woodward is currently associate editor of The Washington Post and has written or co-written 18 nonfiction books, all national bestsellers.
But many students may know Woodward best in association with the Watergate scandal, the political scandal that encompassed the 1972 break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters, the Nixon administration’s subsequent cover-up and President Richard Nixon’s eventual resignation.Woodward and fellow reporter Carl Bernstein broke the story of the scandal that year in The Washington Post.
“I know about the Watergate scandal,” said freshman Kylee Gomilla. “I did a paper on it when I was in 10th grade.”
Woodward and Bernstein earned a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 1973 for their coverage of the scandal. The Washington Post went on to earn the Pulitzer Prize again in 2002, this time for National Reporting, for the 9/11 coverage that Woodward led.
Tickets for Fall Convocation are still available, for $13 or free with valid Elon ID, in the box office in the Center for the Arts.