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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.
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 U announces it will no longer have outside commencement speakers. Leaders hope to avoid controversy, cut costs and keep everyone awake.
Colleges whose commencement speaker picks drew protests last year have opted to invite less controversial figures for this year's ceremonies.
News of what the University of Houston will pay the actor Matthew McConaughey renews the debate about the expense of celebrities at graduation.
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."
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