Newark mayor Cory Booker ’91 M.A. ’92 became the first African-American senator to represent the state of New Jersey when he won a U.S. Senate special election on Wednesday.
Booker sat down with The Daily in advance of the 2012 presidential election to discuss his predictions, the impact of Hurricane Sandy on governance and bipartisanship and the most pressing issues that will need to be addressed by the winner of the presidential election.
“This University and this moment fills me with a sense of gratitude. Today is not just a day of celebration but a day of appreciation.”
Cory Booker ’91 M.A. ‘92, mayor of Newark, NJ, delivered the keynote address today to the class of 2012 at Stanford’s 121st Commencement. Booker gave a very personal speech, focusing on his father and grandfather and sharing from his experiences in Newark.
The senior class presidents announced this week that Stanford’s 2012 Commencement speaker will be Newark Mayor Cory Booker ’91 M.A. ’92.
After co-founding FACE AIDS in 2005, Jonny Dorsey ’09 sought to further expose young people to careers in global health. Now on a mission for global health equity, Dorsey, Dave Ryan ’07 and Katie Bollbach ’09 have teamed up with Barbara Bush, daughter of former president George W. Bush, to found the nonprofit Global Health Corps (GHC), now in its first full year of operation.