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Binghamton University Forum hosts syndicated columnist Amy Dickinson


BINGHAMTON, NY – The Binghamton University Forum will host syndicated columnist Amy Dickinson at the Forum’s annual black-tie gala on Saturday, June 14 at the Appalachian Collegiate Center, on the Binghamton University campus. The reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a dinner at 7 p.m.

Dickinson is the writer behind the "Ask Amy: Advice for the Real World" column for the Chicago Tribune, which is now syndicated in over 200 newspapers nationwide. She joined the Tribune in July 2003 as the newspaper’s signature general advice columnist after writing a column for TIME magazine from 1999 to 2002 that focused on family life and parenting. Dickinson is a regular panelist on the popular radio current events quiz show,Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me, heard on 400 NPR stations, and is also an occasional guest on programs including The Today Show, The Rachael Ray Show, NPR’s Talk of the Nation and CNN’s American Morning.

Dickinson, who hails from the Finger Lakes region of New York and graduated from Georgetown University, has also worked as a receptionist for The New Yorker, a producer for NBC News, a lounge singer, and a freelance writer. Her work has appeared inThe New York Times, The Washington Post, Esquire, Allure, O Magazine, and other publications. Her New York Times bestselling memoir, The Mighty Queens of Freeville: A Mother, A Daughter, and the People Who Raised Them, was released in February 2009.

The Binghamton University Forum is a membership organization comprised of business, professional and community leaders that brings nationally known authorities to speak at functions throughout the year. For additional information, e-mail Binghamton University Forum Coordinator Elena Backlund at or call 607-777-4390.

Last Updated: 9/17/13