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As We Go on, We Remember …

Posted By Jill Cowan On Apr 28, 2010 @ 11:00 pm In Sandbox | Comments Disabled


Our commencement speakers! Or do we? Based on Berkeley’s track record of late, we’re not so sure. Granted, we’re not graduating this year and we didn’t attend commencement last year, but compared with the likes of one President Barack Obama [1], the founder of the Webby Awards [2] is a little–how do we put this–meh. (Please. We were all thinking it.)

We mean, we’re sure alumna Tiffany Shlain [3] is a very nice lady, and we have nothing but respect for people who are firmly aboard the interweb train, but Berkeley is one of the best public schools in the WORLD. What are those Berkeley folk in D.C. trying to say about their home base? Where Chu [4] at?!

Alright, we get it. Bigger name speakers like Oprah don’t want to cross picket lines and we’re grateful to have a speaker at all. And OK, maybe the “online experiment” she’s planning to conduct during the ceremony will actually be illuminating and awesome. But let’s not kid ourselves. You would’ve been hella stoked if you could tell your grandchildren that Tina Fey sent you off into the world.

vitamin C- graduation (friends forever) [YouTube [5]]
Dear Commencement Speaker: Inspire Me [U.S. News [6]]
Filmmaker to Deliver Commencement Speech [Daily Cal [6]]


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[1] likes of one President Barack Obama: http://www.usnews.com/articles/education/best-colleges/2010/04/27/dear-commencement-speaker-inspire-me.html

[2] Webby Awards: http://webbyawards.com/about/

[3] Tiffany Shlain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiffany_Shlain

[4] Chu: http://clog.dailycal.org/?s=steven+chu

[5] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HDM3eYp4KQ

[6] U.S. News: http://www.usnews.com/articles/education/best-colleges/2010/04/27/dear-commencement-speaker-inspire-me.html?PageNr=3

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