Carleton’s Opening Convocation is an annual assembly celebrating the beginning of the academic year and recognizing academic achievement. This year’s ceremony will feature an address by James Hohmann, a national political correspondent at the Washington Post. He’s the anchor of the newspaper’s PowerPost initiative, which focuses on the intersection of policy and politics, and the author of “The Daily 202” newsletter. The reported column, named for Washington’s area code, is considered a must-read morning briefing for decision-makers in the nation’s capital. Hohmann is also the host of “The Big Idea,” The Post’s daily morning news podcast. He came to the paper in 2015 after five years at Politico, where he covered Congress and two presidential campaigns. He previously wrote for the Los Angeles Times, the Dallas Morning News and the San Jose Mercury News. A native of Apple Valley, Minnesota, Hohmann earned a B.A. with honors in history from Stanford University. He got his start in journalism as the editor-in-chief of The Stanford Daily and wrote an award-winning thesis about the 1976 Republican primaries and the political ascendancy of Ronald Reagan.