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Commencement Address

ESADE Business School Commencement Speech

Steve Blank | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

President Bieto, Dean Sauquet, members of the faculty, distinguished guests, and ladies and gentlemen....Thank you for the kind introduction. I'm hono...

The Future of Leadership

Deepak Chopra | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Today as you celebrate this major milestone in your life and commence a new stage of your life journey, I ask you to reflect on the gift of life itself. And life, in essence, is nothing but awareness.

Commencement 2013 -- The Apology Tour

Neil McCarthy | Posted 07.16.2013 | College
Neil McCarthy

What should all these people say? How about this: "We're sorry. We apologize for giving you an economy without sufficient jobs and a politics that cannot pass what 90 percent of you want."

LOOK: Music Legends Honored At Berklee Commencement

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.13.2013 | College

The Berklee College of Music celebrated music legends Willie Nelson, Carole King and Annie Lennox during its commencement at the Boston school on Satu...

Melinda Gates: 'Reject The Cynics' Who Label Your Generation

Posted 05.14.2013 | College

Philanthropist Melinda Gates urged graduates of her alma mater, Duke University, to embrace how connected the millennial generation is and use those c...

Embrace the Ordinary

Roberta Gately | Posted 07.12.2013 | Good News
Roberta Gately

It is the ordinary among us who make the world go round, who live quietly graceful lives, and who, when heroes are needed, step forward to make a difference.

Celebrity Commencement Speakers 2013

Posted 05.10.2013 | Celebrity

As much as we're looking forward to hearing what current and former presidents, major CEOs and acclaimed journalists have to say this graduation seaso...

'Workaholics' Star To Give Commencement Address

Posted 04.18.2013 | Comedy

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's commencement is going to get weird. Star and cocreator of the breakout Comedy Central hit show "Workaholics,"...

Advice on Lighting Fires

Robert Strong | Posted 11.13.2012 | College
Robert Strong

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." A famous poet may not have said it. I may not know who did say it. But it is true.

WATCH: Former New York Times CEO Pays Tribute To Fallen Journo At Wheaton

Posted 06.06.2012 | College

When Janet L. Robinson, retired CEO of the New York Times Company, spoke at Wheaton College’s Commencement ceremony on May 19, she paid special trib...

WATCH: Eugene Mirman's Hilarious College Commencement Speech

The Huffington Post | Seena Vali | Posted 05.23.2012 | Comedy

Comedian Eugene Mirman returned to his alma mater over the weekend to deliver Hampshire College's 2012 commencement address, and as expected, his spee...

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...

Guess Where Melissa Harris-Perry Is Commencement Speaker?

Posted 04.03.2012 | College

MSNBC host and pundit Melissa Harris-Perry will deliver the commencement address to Wellesley College on May 25. Harris-Perry was the choice of a g...

What Lucky Colleges Get Michelle Obama As Their Commencement Speaker?

AP | Posted 03.28.2012 | College

WASHINGTON -- Michelle Obama will speak at three college graduation ceremonies this spring, including two in key general election battleground states....

What Would Jesus' Commencement Speech Say?

Sheldon C. Good | Posted 08.09.2011 | Religion
Sheldon C. Good

So, what if Jesus were a commencement speaker today? Perhaps it would go something like this: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind. And love your neighbor as yourself.

Dakota Ridge Graduation Speech A "Train Wreck," Draws Jeering, Booing, Air Horns (VIDEO)

9News | Kyle Clark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

JEFFERSON COUNTY - A less-than-inspiring graduation address certainly is not news. But the crowd at this year's Dakota Ridge graduation turned on the ...

Google CEO Eric Schmidt Urges Grads To Turn Off Computers

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

PHILADELPHIA — The head of the world's most popular search engine urged college graduates on Monday to step away from the virtual world and make...

The American Dream, Reimagined

Andrea Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrea Robinson

As Paul Hawken recently reminded the Class of 2009, "The earth is hiring."

The 8 Best Sound Bites Of Graduation Advice

Therese Borchard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

I've plucked the very best sound bites from famous speakers like Oprah Winfrey, Desmond Tutu and Jon Stewart to help us forge ahead on our journeys, remember our dreams, and to find hope, purpose, and peace in our lives.

Obama at Arizona State University?

Thomas de Zengotita | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas de Zengotita

My guess right now is that ASU will fold and give Obama an honorary degree after all. But that would not be the best result for Obama on the political/cultural stage.

Oprah Gives Stanford Grads Books, Calls Class To Service

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Oprah Winfrey spoke at Stanford Commencement Sunday (BFF Gayle King's daughter, and Oprah's goddaughter, Kirby Bumpus, was among the graduates) and la...