Robinson, a columnist, author, former assistant managing editor of The Washington Post and frequent political analyst on national news shows, received a 2009 Pulitzer Prize in commentary for his columns on the 2008 presidential campaign.

“The Brandeis Medal typically goes to people who are powerful advocates for social justice,” said law Dean Susan Duncan. “Eugene Robinson is a perfect choice for the award because he has helped our nation better understand how public policy can impact equality, fairness and privacy and the role that the media can play in that process.”

Robinson has written three books. His most recent, “Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America,” was published in 2010. He came to UofL in March 2012 to discuss that book as part of a Phi Beta Kappa lecture series.

The School of Law will award Robinson’s medal at an April 2014 ceremony.

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Communications Director Cindy Hess has oversight for day-to-day operations in media relations and covers prestigious scholars, the College of Education and Human Development and Brandeis School of Law. She reports to the Media Relations Director, has a heckuva good resume, and faithfully eats kale for lunch every day. Cindy has more than 25 years of experience in media relations, investor relations, marketing and corporate communications and is the unit’s only employee entrusted to buy tickets for lottery pools.