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2009 Commencement Speakers

Beil1958Beil1958 Posts: 544Registered User Member
edited April 2010 in Parent Cafe
I've enjoyed this thread in the past. The only one I've heard about is President Obama is speaking at Notre Dame's graduation. Any others?
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Replies to: 2009 Commencement Speakers

  • milkandsugarmilkandsugar Posts: 2,869Registered User Senior Member
    Hilliary Clinton will be delivering the commencement address at NYU and will be receiving an honorary degree.
  • laxmomlaxmom Posts: 1,449Registered User Senior Member
    Jeffrey Sachs, renowned economist, writer and educator, to deliver 2009 commencement address at Lehigh.
  • laxmomlaxmom Posts: 1,449Registered User Senior Member
    Elizabethtown College will welcome Dr. Michael L. Lomax, president and chief executive officer of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), as our 2009 Commencement speaker.
  • teriwttteriwtt Posts: 9,076Super Moderator Senior Member
    Joe Biden will be at Syracuse U.
  • mememe245mememe245 Posts: 536Registered User Member
    Wynton Marsalis- Northwestern University
  • jbuscjbusc Posts: 2,252Registered User Senior Member
    Arnold Schwarzenegger, the governator, at USC (his daughter goes there, but not graduating)
  • librarymom123librarymom123 Posts: 64Registered User Junior Member
    Judy Woodruff and Al Hunt from PBS' Newshour will be speaking at Gettysburg.
  • churchmusicmomchurchmusicmom Posts: 3,750Registered User Senior Member
    Hillary Clinton will also be speaking at Barnard's commencement. Eric Holder will be speaking at Columbia College's class day ceremonies.
  • IBclass06IBclass06 Posts: 2,846Registered User Senior Member
    Duke- Oprah

    UNC- Desmond Tutu

    Stanford- Justice Anthony Kennedy

    Hopkins- Nancy Pelosi

    Penn- Eric Schmidt (Google CEO)

    MIT- Deval Patrick (MA governor)
  • 2VU06092VU0609 Posts: 1,640Registered User Senior Member
    Tradition dictates that the Chancellor always delivers the commencement address at Vanderbilt, but they began having a Senior Class Day ceremony in 2004 with a speaker. This year we are hearing Doris Kearns Goodwin.
  • curiousercuriouser Posts: 1,316Registered User Senior Member
    Tulane-Ellen DeGeneres, who will also be receiving an honorary degree.
  • soozievtsoozievt Posts: 28,784Registered User, ! Senior Member
    I have a kid graduating from NYU and someone already mentioned Hillary Clinton is the graduation speaker (at Yankee Stadium). At NYU, there are different schools and they have additional graduations besides the NYU-wide one. My D attends Tisch School of the Arts and their graduation speaker at Madison Square Garden will be Whoopi Goldberg. We are attending both graduation ceremonies.
  • JustaMom5465JustaMom5465 Posts: 1,186Registered User Senior Member
    Elie Wiesel will be speaking at Bucknell.
  • minimini Posts: 26,431Registered User Senior Member
    Smith has Tammy Baldwin!

    Smith College: Commencement
  • WesDadWesDad Posts: 323Registered User Member
    Anna Quindlen at Wesleyan.
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