On Saturday, April 30, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg delivered the commencement address at the University of Michigan. He took the opportunity to denounce campus safe spaces as feeble efforts to safeguard students against opinions different from their own. He was not, shall we say, playing to his…
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Yesterday, actress, writer and showrunner Mindy Kaling gave a speech to Harvard Law School graduates at Harvard Class Day. Unsurprisingly, it was funny, charming, thoughtful and a great way to get
fictional grad real life law professor Noah Feldman to finally notice her.
Other than George Washington, George Washington Carver, Washington Irving, or Martha Washington, who’d be the best Washington to give the commencement address to the Class of ‘13 at George Washington University? Kerry Washington, of course, who is not only a GW alum, but also plays a D.C. insider on television.
Your gay BFF President Barack Obama delivered the commencement address at the all-women's Barnard College today. During his speech, he encouraged the Class of 2012 to focus on their own personal improvement rather than the "beauty and fashion" obsessed pop culture that surrounds them, but added an important caveat:…
Ann Curry lauded famous grad Billy Graham in her commencement speech at the Massachusetts's Wheaton College Saturday — but Graham went to the other Wheaton, in Illinois. In her apology, she misspelled the name of actual grad Lesley Stahl. [CBS/AP]