Special Edition: June 4, 2013
Headliners Announced for Meliora Weekend, Oct. 10–13
Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, comedian Demetri Martin, and Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker will headline this year’s Meliora Weekend.
The University welcomes comedian Demetri Martin as one of the headliners of Meliora Weekend 2013.
The 13th Meliora Weekend—which combines alumni reunion, homecoming, and family weekends, and attracts 7,000 attendees each year for four days of lectures, performances, seminars, and social gatherings—will be held Oct. 10–13.
Gates, who served in various roles under eight U.S. presidents, will be the keynote speaker on Saturday, Oct. 12. He was appointed defense secretary in 2006 by President George W. Bush, and was asked to remain in office by President Barack Obama, serving until 2011.
Martin, a former writer for Late Night with Conan O’Brien and a featured performer on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, will perform on Friday, Oct. 11.
Booker, mayor of Newark, N.J., since 2006, is the featured speaker for members of the George Eastman Circle, the University’s leadership giving society.
Meliora Weekend 2013
View a schedule of events on the newly remodeled Meliora Weekend website.