At Wake Forest, Commencement Speaker Isn't Changing

May 16, 2014

It's been a season in which several high-profile individuals -- facing controversies -- have opted out of invitations they accepted to deliver commencement addresses. Wake Forest University on Thursday announced that its speaker isn't withdrawing. That's news perhaps because the speaker in question is Jill Abramson, who was fired Wednesday as the top editor of The New York Times. In a press release Thursday, Wake Forest didn't mention that controversy but did note that Abramson had just confirmed her plans to attend and speak at graduation.


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