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Commencement

Comedian Jay Leno (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Jay Leno Will Give Commencement Address At Emerson College

Comedian Jay Leno will return to his alma mater Emerson College to deliver the commencement address this spring.

04/22/2014

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President Obama To Deliver Commencement Speech At Worcester Technical High School

President Barack Obama plans to deliver the commencement address at Worcester Technical High School’s graduation in June, the White House confirmed on Thursday.

03/20/2014

Oprah Winfrey. (Photo credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Oprah Winfrey To Speak At Harvard Commencement

Winfrey and Harvard President Drew Faust will both address attendees during afternoon exercises, which serve as the annual meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association.

05/30/2013

A group protesting BC commencement speaker Monday. (Photo by Karen Twomey)

Cardinal O’Malley Skips BC Commencement

Cardinal Sean O’Malley skipped Boston College’s commencement Monday because of the involvement of Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, who supports a bill in his country that would allow abortion.

05/20/2013

Eric Greitens (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for The Robin Hood Foundation)

Keller @ Large: Tufts Commencement Speech Worth Reading

Several people urged me to read last weekend’s commencement speech at Tufts University by former Navy SEAL Eric Greitens. Thank you for that.

05/25/2012

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Keller @ Large: An Alternative To Dud Commencement Speeches

I’m sure I may have missed a good one, but judging from the commencement speeches I’ve seen so far this spring, it’s turning out to be a tough season for commencement speeches.

05/24/2012

Colin Powell addressed Northeastern grads at TD Garden.

Powell Challenges Northeastern Grads To Get Involved In Politics

Thousands of Northeastern seniors got some inspiring words of advice from former Secretary of Sate Colin Powell.

05/04/2012

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Catholic College Withdraws Kennedy Invitation

A Roman Catholic college in Massachusetts has withdrawn an invitation to the widow of U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy to speak at graduation.

03/30/2012

Diploma

Who’s Speaking At Boston Area College Graduations

Many distinguished people from all walks of life are expected to speak at local college graduations this month.

05/11/2011