Former federal court Judge Herbert Stern was featured in the article “HWS names building for donor” in the August 20 Finger Lakes Times. Stern, who graduated from Hobart in 1958, is the lead donor backing new academic building. Stern graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 1961. From 1962 to 1965, he was an assistant district attorney in New York County. In that capacity, he conducted the grand jury investigation into the death of Malcolm X, which resulted in the arrest of three suspects who were later convicted of murder in the death of the black Muslim leader.
In 1969, he became chief assistant to the U.S. attorney, and in the early 1970s became acting U.S. attorney and then U.S. attorney, all for the state of New Jersey. He was responsible for the arrest, prosecution, and conviction of charges against two mayors, and other individuals in New Jersey.
Stern will be the convocation speaker at the ceremony at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3, on the quad.