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Controversy spices up this year's college graduation speeches
Controversy spices up this year's college graduation speeches

Graduation speeches can be pretty boring. But recent controversies are making this year an exception, with some graduates getting speeches perhaps more topical than they were expecting. So far this commencement season, the big story had been the rash of campus-leftist activism that prompted former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde and former UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert J. Birgeneau to cancel their appearances. The threats of protest caused quite a stir in the press -- "Young people are the worst," one Daily Beast columnist wrote -- but at Haverford College outside Philadelphia on Sunday, one...

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