Soledad O'Brien at University of Rochester

Soledad O’Brien, award-winning journalist, speaker, and author, will be the keynote speaker for the University of Rochester’s 18th Meliora Weekend.

She headlines a weekend that also includes a Pulitzer Prize-winning author; an innovative multi-genre musical group; a political commentator and former Republican National Committee chair; and a variety of activities—including class reunions, homecoming events, and family fun—for alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, and the entire Rochester community.

Meliora Weekend kicks off on Thursday, October 4, and continues through Sunday, October 7. Registration will begin at noon on Wednesday, July 25.

For more information, visit www.rochester.edu/melioraweekend


'Matter of Fact with Soledad O'Brient' Renewed for Fourth Season

Hearst Television, through a distribution partnership with Sony Pictures Television, has renewed its weekly political half-hour, Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien, for a fourth season and expanded its reach to 90% of the U.S. Matter of Fact will now be in all of the top 20 TV markets, and 65 of the top 70 with nine new markets joining the roster.


Soledad O’Brien Reacts to #NappingWhileBlack Incident at Yale

At Yale, Sarah Braasch called the police on Lolade Siyonbola for falling asleep in the common room of the Yale residence hall where they both live. That incident became the center of a viral social media story.

These two PhD candidates have been the subject of many stories, and Siyonbola uploaded two videos to Facebook. One showed Braasch filming her and telling Siyonbola that the common room is not for sleeping. The other video was of her interaction with police once they arrived.

Soledad O’Brien was one of several people who took to social media to correct a headline that said “someone” called the police.


Mysteries and Scandals Episodes Online

Episodes of the Mysteries and Scandals series hosted by Soledad O'Brien is available for online viewing now through your TV provider at the Oxygen network website.