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WuDunn ’81 and Kristof honored for human rights work


Sheryl WuDunn ’81, a Cornell trustee and former New York Times reporter and editor, and Nicholas D. Kristof, a columnist for the Times, received the 2009 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Lifetime Achievement Aug. 19.

In a news release, the prize committee said that WuDunn and Kristof, who are married and shared a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of the democracy movement and its suppression in China, were chosen in “recognition of their work chronicling human rights in Asia, Africa and the developing world.”

The two are frequent visitors to campus; they co-delivered the Olin Lecture during Reunion Weekend in 2006; and Kristof returned in 2008 to speak about the continuing struggle for human rights in Sudan and around the world.

– Lauren Gold


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