Dean Stone Celebration

Each spring the School of Journalism celebrates its founder, Dean Arthur Stone, and its current students with an annual scholarship and awards banquet.

Thanks to generous endowments and donor contributions, the school awarded nearly $170,000 in scholarships at this year's banquet, with most of the money going to students entering their senior year.

In addition to a banquet, we feature a special public lecture the night before. This past spring we were thrilled to welcome New York Times staff writer and National Magazine Award-winner Nikole Hannah-Jones for her lecture, "The Problem We All Live With: The Legacy of School Segregation." Previous Dean Stone speakers have included Dean Baquet, executive editor of the New York Times; former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw; Judy Woodruff of PBS Newshour; Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Eli Sanders; and Chris Jones, editor-in-chief of National Geographic magazine.

In 2018, we will welcome The New Yorker magazine writer Adam Entous as our annual Dean Stone lecturer.

Entous will discuss “Investigative Journalism in the Age of Trump” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in the University Center Ballroom. His presentation is free and open to the public.

Entous recently joined The New Yorker magazine as a staff writer, covering intelligence, national security and foreign affairs. He was the recipient of a 2018 special Polk Award for stories at The Washington Post that led to the ouster of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate Russia’s role in the 2016 election and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. The Post series has also been named as a finalist for a Goldsmith Prize for investigative reporting.

In 2017, Entous was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in feature writing for a story about an American diplomat wrongly accused of spying. Previously, he worked at The Wall Street Journal, where he covered the Pentagon, the intelligence community and foreign policy. His articles at The Journal received back-to-back National Press Club awards for diplomatic reporting.

Read more about Entous here.


Nikole Hannah-Jones talks to journalism students on campus.
Nikole Hannah-Jones talks to journalism students on campus.


Check out photos from the 2017 Dean Stone Awards Banquet.