March 19, 2012
The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2012:
- Claremont School of Theology: Bill McKibben, the climate change activist.
- Fordham University: John Brennan, the Obama administration's deputy national security adviser for counterterrorism and homeland security.
- Holy Names University: Gwen Ifill, moderator of the PBS show "Washington Week in Review."
- Loras College: Kevin White, vice president and director of athletics at Duke University.
- Mount Ida College: Senator John Kerry, a Massachusetts Democrat.
- Randolph College: Josiah Bunting III, president of The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation.
- Rhode Island School of Design: Wang Shu, the architect.
- Southwestern University, in Texas: Teresa A. Sullivan, president of the University of Virginia.
- St. Edward's University: Sonia Picado Sotela, chair of the United Nations Advisory Board on Human Security and president of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights.
- University of Puget Sound: Jane Lubchenco, marine ecologist who is head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
- Ursinus College: Carol Geary Schneider, president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities.
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