Commencement

Harvard Honorands (front left to right) Seymour Slive, Provost Alan Garber, Michael Bloomberg, President Drew Faust, former President George H.W. Bush. (Back row, left to right) Peter Raven, Patricia King, Joseph Stiglitz, Isabel Allende, and Aretha Franklin. (Photo credit: Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer/ via Facebook)

George H.W. Bush, Aretha Franklin Honored At Harvard Graduation

A former president and the Queen of Soul have received honorary degrees from Harvard University.

05/29/2014

Boston College (WBZ-TV photo)

Catholic Group Asks Cardinal To Boycott Kerry At BC’s Commencement

The Catholic Action League is protesting Secretary of State John Kerry as the school’s commencement speaker.

05/16/2014

Eric Fisher

Timing The Rain & Sun This Weekend

Find Eric Fisher on Twitter and Facebook Alright no beating around the bush tonight! It’s a big weekend. There are many Commencements going on across the region. Proms hang in the balance. Brides stare grimly […]

05/16/2014

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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