Pulitzer-prize winning reporter and New York Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman, who spends her days covering the tumultuous Trump administration, began her Statler Hall speech on Monday with something she said is rare under this regime: an apology.
The last year and a half (or so) have been marked by some uncharacteristic interpersonal drama, mostly in the form of internet harassment and (at least) half in response to columns that I’ve written. My Greek life column was met with the most serious antagonism, but I can’t deny that basically any piece of writing that I’ve put out in the world has resulted in angry emails, internet comments and some uncomfortable conversations. Recently, I’ve resorted to less controversial subjects, sinking my teeth into the heart-warming and uplifting spectrum of opinion writing. A few weeks ago, I read Mary Beard’s essay “The Public Voice of Women,” and there was a special type of familiarity in the pages. Beard details a history of women being told to stop talking.
Cornell Hillel invited Haberman to campus, where she will speak to about her “remarkably informed perspective on President Trump,” and “examine his influence on key issues affecting all Americans and his battles with the American press.”
Haberman, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist widely recognized for her coverage of President Donald Trump, was scheduled to speak on Nov. 28 in an event sponsored by Cornell Hillel, but the talk has been postponed to next semester.