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Monday, March 30, 2015
New York, New York
Interviewing finalists from New York and Rhode Island

Fordham University at Lincoln Center
President's Dining Room and Plaza View Room (12th floor)
113 West 60th Street at the corner of Columbus Avenue
New York City, NY

This panel will convene at 9:00 a.m. 

For the past several years, the Truman Scholars Association (an organization of Truman Scholar alumni) has hosted pre-interview dinners in the interview cities the night prior to the finalist interviews. The dinners are informal, fun, optional events for the finalists and a few Truman alumni hosts (interview panelists do not attend). The dinner locations are chosen at relatively inexpensive restaurants close to the venue where the students will be interviewed, and each person attending the dinner covers his or her own meal and transportation expenses. All finalists will be contacted by their interview city’s Truman host shortly after the official finalist announcement; if you wish to attend the dinner, please plan to be available for dinner around 7 p.m. in your interview city the evening before your interview.

Panel Members
Thomas Griesa, Chair -- Judge, US District Court
Terry Babcock-Lumish -- Founder, Islay; Assistant Professor, United States Military Academy; 1996 Truman Scholar
John King -- Commissioner of Education, State of New York; 1995 Truman Scholar
Joseph McShane -- President, Fordham University
Lisette Nieves -- Belle Zeller Distinguished Visiting Professor at Brooklyn College; 1990 Truman Scholar
Erik Pitchal -- Judge, Bronx Family Court; 1993 Truman Scholar
Jeffrey Toobin -- Staff Writer, The New Yorker; Senior Analyst, CNN; 1980 Truman Scholar
Tara Yglesias, Secretary -- Deputy Executive Secretary, Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation; 1993 Truman Scholar