Sen. Elizabeth Warren to Welcome Rutgers’ Douglass Class of 2024

Sen. Elizabeth Warren to Welcome Rutgers’ Douglass Class of 2024

Sen. Elizabeth Warren to Welcome Rutgers’ Douglass Class of 2024

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Media Contact: Imani Johnson, imani.johnson@rutgers.edu, 848-932-3041


New Brunswick, N.J. (Sept. 15, 2020) — Douglass Residential College at Rutgers University–New Brunswick will host Sen. Elizabeth Warren at the College’s 102nd Fall Convocation at noon on Sept. 26 via YouTube.

The virtual event is free and open to the Rutgers community.

“Douglass is honored to host Sen. Warren,” said Dean Jacquelyn Litt of Douglass College. “Her wisdom will empower our incoming students as they begin the next phase of their education.”

The 102nd Fall Convocation ceremony will welcome incoming Douglass students to the College and to Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway will introduce Sen. Warren to the Douglass community. In addition, Litt and students will convey messages to the Class of 2024. 

Warren, the first woman elected to the Senate from Massachusetts, serves on the Committee on Banking, Housing, & Urban Affairs, the Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, the Special Committee on Aging, and the Armed Services Committee. Before starting in politics, she earned her Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers Law School. She also campaigned for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in 2020.

During the 2019-2020 academic year, the College’s theme was “nevertheless, she persisted,” a phrase inspired by Warren’s service in the Senate. 

To register for the event, visit https://douglass.rutgers.edu/102convocation

Douglass Residential College at Rutgers University cultivates the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to take up the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.