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Graduation: Ira Glass At Goucher

There haven't been any breakout commencement speeches this spring so far that I know of, but here's Ira Glass's speech at Goucher from over the weekend (his grandmother went there), which isn't bad if not quite viral:

Slate and Longform have combined forces to create a roundup of best speeches of all time (what's a commencement speech if not a long essay?).  My favorite speech in recent memory is Jonathan Franzen's speech at Kenyon last year, which prompted me to write Education Will Break Your Heart.

 

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While not viral nationwide, I can’t watch the news for 3 seconds without someone feeling the need to mention Peter Shumlin’s (our state governor in Vermont) address at UVM this year. Which confuses me, considering it’s really not remarkable at all.

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