Commencement speakers

University of Michigan students displeased there's no graduation speaker

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Some students at the University of Michigan are unhappy that the administration is eschewing tradition by not booking a central graduation speaker, instead focusing on the institution's bicentennial.

Notre Dame, known for commencement speeches by new presidents, invites Pence

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University typically invites first-year presidents to give commencement address. Amid debate over whether to invite current president, vice president gets the nod, with praise for his “reserved dignity.”

Bradley University forgoes guest commencement speakers

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Bradley U announces it will no longer have outside commencement speakers. Leaders hope to avoid controversy, cut costs and keep everyone awake.

Colleges stay away from controversy with this year's commencement speakers

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Colleges whose commencement speaker picks drew protests last year have opted to invite less controversial figures for this year's ceremonies.

Matthew McConaughey's pricey commencement speaker fee 'not out of the norm'

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News of what the University of Houston will pay the actor Matthew McConaughey renews the debate about the expense of celebrities at graduation.

Substitute commencement speakers say everyone lose out in protests

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Stepping into the breach for college commencement speakers sidelined by protests, retired university leaders defend importance of debate -- and one calls protesters "immature" and "arrogant."

Dozens walk out at Notre Dame to protest Pence, who criticizes political correctness

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Dozens walk out on his commencement speech. Vice president attacks “noxious wave” he sees in higher education.

Colleges announce commencement speakers

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Colleges announce commencement speakers

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Colleges announce commencement speakers

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  • Boston University: Bonnie Hammer, the chair of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment.
  • Dominican College, in New York: Raymond J. McGuire, global head of corporate and investment banking for Citi.
  • Dunwoody College of Technology: Will Steger, the environmentalist, author and explorer.

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