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Published on Mar 21, 2012
Timothy Egan, award-winning author and columnist with the New York Times, received Western Washington University's honorary doctorate degree at Winter Commencement on March 17, 2012 in Bellingham, WA. Egan also gave the Commencement address.
Egan, who received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree, served as The New York Times' Pacific Northwest correspondent and a national enterprise reporter for 18 years. Egan is a widely respected author who was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2001 for his work on the series, "How Race is Lived in America" and the National Book Award for his 2006 work "The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl."
Approximately 400 undergraduates and about 13 master's candidates will receive degrees this quarter.