UCLA Students Are Picky About Graduation Speakers

May 24, 2010

A year ago, the actor James Franco pulled out as commencement speaker at the University of California at Los Angeles, amid complaints from some students that he lacked the stature appropriate to their graduation day. This year, some students are organizing against the appearance of Gustavo Arellano, who is author of a syndicated column "Ask a Mexican," LA Weekly reported. Arellano posted a YouTube video of a phone message he received from a parent saying she was "disgusted" by his selection and asking him to withdraw.

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