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College Commencement Speech

University Cancels Common As Commencement Speaker

AP | Posted 04.01.2015 | Black Voices

UNION, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey's Kean University has cancelled hip-hop artist Common as commencement speaker after police voiced concerns over a song ...

How To Give A Commencement Speech In 8 Steps

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 05.22.2014 | College

Have you been asked to give a commencement speech at a college or university? Are you fretting over what exactly you're going to say in front of this ...

We Must Never Stop Exploring

Amy Cheetham | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Amy Cheetham

Five months ago, I found passion. It was 4:30 in the morning and I was at the base of a mountain in Chilean Patagonia. I was exhausted from two days of hiking and from a night spent tossing and turning on the hard ground.

Dear Class of 2012, Tumblr Has Got Your Back

Maureen Elinzano | Posted 09.17.2012 | College
Maureen Elinzano

Famous and important people as commencement speakers isn't a new concept and has been prevalent for a while now, but as we didn't all attend each others' graduation ceremonies, it's wonderful to have the best quotes from them compiled into one lovely Tumblr.

The Most Honest Commencement Speech You'll Never Hear

Lisa Bloom | Posted 07.23.2012 | College
Lisa Bloom

Young Americans, my generation has failed you. Standards have slipped, we've deprioritized education and we've hardly even noticed. And young Americans, you are suffering as a result, arriving into adulthood without the knowledge and skills you need.

A Little Out of Your Way

Bob Cowser | Posted 07.17.2012 | College
Bob Cowser

Many of you won't begin your lives in earnest right away. And that's fine. Our culture encourages that in twentysomethings, particularly of a certain social class. Self-regard is permitted as we make our way in the world.

17 Awesome Comedian Commencement Speeches

The Huffington Post | Seena Vali | Posted 06.29.2012 | Comedy

As the spring semester draws to a close, college seniors everywhere are not only getting ready for their last final exams, but are also preparing to e...