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Edward Larkin named valedictorian for 2011

Observer Staff Report | Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Edward Larkin, a biological sciences major from East Lansing, Mich., was named valedictorian of the Class of 2011 Tuesday, according to a University press release.

Larkin will deliver the valedictory address during Commencement ceremonies May 22 at Notre Dame Stadium.

Larkin acheived a 4.0 grade point average, according to the release. He will also earn a supplementary major in classical civilization. Larkin is an active member of the Haiti Working Group at Notre Dame, and he writes a bi-weekly column for The Observer on the intersection of science, technology and society.

After graduation, Larkin will spend the summer in Olympia, Greece, to study cross-cultural interaction through Harvard University. He will then spend one year at the London School of Economics to receive a Master of Science degree in philosophy and public policy before attending the Yale University School of Medicine.

Michelle Maurin, a mathematics major from Houston, will offer the Commencement invocation.