John Harwood, Chief Washington Correspondent for CNBC and political writer for The New York Times, will address graduates at Washington College’s 227th Commencement ceremonies on May 16. Harwood will receive the honorary degree Doctor of Letters. Also being honored is Dr. Richard A. Meserve, president of the Carnegie Institution and former chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Meserve will be awarded the honorary degree Doctor of Science. The highly anticipated announcement of the winner of the Sophie Kerr Prize, the largest undergraduate literary prize in the nation, will be made during the ceremonies. This year the winning senior will receive a check worth $64,243.