Journalist, author and Supreme Court scholar Linda Greenhouse has been named the 2010 Hunter B. Andrews Fellow in American Politics at the College of William & Mary. She will be on campus March 15 - 17 to meet with students and faculty and will participate in a public forum on Tuesday, March 16 at 4:00 p.m. in Blow Memorial Hall, Room 201. The forum is free and open to the public. The forum will be followed by a book signing.
“It’s grand that Linda Greenhouse will be our Hunter B. Andrews Fellow this year. She is among the most highly respected journalists covering the United States Supreme Court,” said William & Mary President Taylor Reveley. “Linda is no stranger to William & Mary, having participated in almost every Supreme Court Preview at the Law School since 1987. We are delighted to have her back in our midst.”
Greenhouse covered the Supreme Court for The New York Times between 1978 and 2008 and currently writes a biweekly column on law. She also serves as the Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence and Joseph M. Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.
During her career with The Times, she earned numerous journalism awards including a 1998 Pulitzer Prize. In 2002, the American Political Science Association honored her with the Carey McWilliams Award for “a major journalistic contribution to our understanding of politics.” She was the 2004 recipient of the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism from Harvard University’s Kennedy School and her biography of Justice Harry A. Blackmun, "Becoming Justice Blackmun," was published in 2005.
Greenhouse is also a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, where she serves on the council, and is one of two non-lawyer honorary members of the American Law Institute. The institute awarded her its Henry J. Friendly Medal in 2002. She spent 2004-2005 as a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar, lecturing and teaching at colleges and universities around the country. Currently, she serves as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Senate.
She is a 1968 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Radcliffe College. She earned a Master of Studies in Law degree from Yale Law School in 1978.
The Hunter B. Andrews Fellowship was created in 1998 by friends of the former state senator and William & Mary alumnus who died in 2005. The fellowship program brings notable journalists, politicians and scholars to campus each year. Previous fellows have included Washington Post columnist David Broder; U.S. Congressman and noted civil rights leader John Lewis; and Thomas E. Mann, W. Averell Harriman Chair and Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution. The 2009 Fellow was former Virginia State Senator John Chichester.