Pulitzer Prize-Winning Alum Receives UT's Sixth Honorary Degree
Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist John Noble Wilford has told some of the world’s biggest stories since he graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, almost 60 years ago.
The first walk on the moon. The search for life on Mars. The Challenger disaster.
Wilford—who received UT’s sixth honorary doctorate and spoke at the College of Communication and Information commencement ceremony on Wednesday—won a Pulitzer Prize in 1984 for his reporting of science and space exploration and again in 1987 as part of the reporting team that covered the space shuttle Challenger disaster. His New York Times front-page story about the … Read more “Pulitzer Prize-Winning Alum Receives UT's Sixth Honorary Degree”
World-Renowned Science Journalist to Receive Honorary Degree
A two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author and science journalist will receive an honorary doctorate during spring commencement ceremonies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
John Noble Wilford, a 1955 journalism graduate, will receive an honorary doctorate of letters and science at the College of Communication and Information ceremony at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 7, at Thompson-Boling Arena.
The UT Board of Trustees approved the degree today at its winter board meeting held in Martin. The ceremony will mark UT Knoxville’s sixth honorary degree.
Wilford began his career in 1956 as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, where he covered general … Read more “World-Renowned Science Journalist to Receive Honorary Degree”