Photos by Sean Corbett
Bright, tenacious, omnipresent: Arianna Huffington is a media maven to be reckoned with—and a busy one at that. But even hyperconnected media mavens need a break from their iPhones/iPads/ iCantSeeStraightBecauseIveBeenLookingAtAScreen ForTooLong from time-to-time. Founder of the Pulitzer-Prize-winning titan The Huffington Post and unofficial spokeswoman for the tech-free bedroom, Huffington had a captivated audience laughing, nodding and silencing their devices this spring during a refreshing chat focused on the importance of unplugging and recharging sans electrical outlet.
Ironically, in her appearance at the College’s third annual Distinguished Lecture, the editor-in-chief actually interrupted herself when her cell phone chimed in with a—albeit pleasant—minuet mid-talk. She may have made the TIME 100 list (TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People”) and Forbes’ lists of the “Most Influential Women in Media” and the “100 Women Who Run the World,” but hey, she’s only human, right?