Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Some commencement speeches

It's that time of the year when college students graduate. One of the big rituals in any college graduation is the commencement speaker. The folks at have put together a selective list of commencement speeches. You can go to the site and read the text of various commencement speeches by figures such as Madelaine Albright, Steve Jobs, and Toni Morrison. If you need a reason, here is one from the site:

"Though some of these wonderful remarks were given decades ago, we believe they are as relevant and important, perhaps increasingly so, as the more current speeches. Thus we encourage you to read them all, recognizing and celebrating your own constant commencement into tomorrow, finding ways to place it firmly within the context of progress for all humankind."

Via The Kept-Up Librarian.

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