Per a cleverly headlined press release, Bernstein will start on September 2 as a Visiting Presidential Professor. He will co-teach and lecture not just to journalism students but also those majoring in English, history, political science, sociology and writing/rhetoric:
“We are so extremely fortunate to be able to have Carl Bernstein – a true American icon – share his experience and knowledge with the students, faculty and community of Stony Brook University,” said school president Samuel L. Stanley Jr. “Coupled with his perspective as a great historian, he brings to bear an incisive view of what is happening in the world today. I’m sure it will be standing room only when he’s teaching or lecturing on campus over the next two years…”
Bernstein, 69, said, “I’ve known for a while that I want to do more teaching, but I was determined not to be pigeonholed in a single academic department or discipline, and I wanted to be at a university that is breaking the traditional academic mold and structure.”
To that effect, Bernstein is also going to help with fundraising. A great get for the school.
Previously on FishbowlNY:
Rupert Murdoch Donates $50,000 to Long Island Journalism School