Posts tagged "commencement"

Mary Karr Gives Best Commencement Speech Of All Time, Deserves All Of The Awards

“Don’t make the mistake of comparing your twisted up insides to other people’s blow dried outsides.”…

Claire Hannum | May 19, 2015 - 11:31 am

Maya Rudolph Did Her Flawless Beyonce Impersonation At Tulane’s Commencement

This is how all commencement speeches should end. …

Megan Reynolds | May 18, 2015 - 2:30 pm

“You Are All Nerds”: Mindy Kaling’s Harvard Law School Commencement Address

I love Mindy Kaling. I really do. But her commencement address at Harvard Law School was rather … Mindy Kaling-focused … to put it politely. I don’t understand why she was invited…

Jessica Wakeman | May 30, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Frisky Rant: Hey Graduates, Please Don’t Try To Be A Special Snowflake At Commencement

Graduation is a big deal. Plenty of people like to see it as the total culmination of a young person’s character and dedication. As the greeting cards say, “You Earned…

Claire Hannum | May 7, 2014 - 10:00 am

RIP Society: Guy Attempts Backflip At Graduation And Flops On His Face

I have to give some props to recent graduate Robert Jeffrey Blank. Who else is brave enough to attempt a backflip in front of thousands of your peers and closest…

Claire Hannum | April 30, 2014 - 9:30 am

Whoops: University Of Texas Has A School Of “Pubic” Affairs

The University of Texas at Austin had to make a major apology to its graduates after accidentally producing commencement materials listing its School of Public Affairs as a School of…

Julie Gerstein | May 26, 2012 - 9:00 am

Amy Poehler And 14 Other Commencement Speakers We Wish We’d Had

Graduation speeches are tough. You have to avoid the usual cliches about how students are floating on the sea of life or opening the doors to their future, and that…

Kate Torgovnick/ | April 6, 2011 - 6:00 pm

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In case you haven’t noticed, we give a lot of free stuff to you, our lovely readers. The time has come to announce the winners of two of our giveaways.

Catherine Strawn | September 30, 2009 - 7:15 pm

Q&A: “Commencement” Author J. Courtney Sullivan

J. Courtney Sullivan’s debut novel, Commencement, takes place at Smith College, an all-women’s institution known for being home to the pearls and sweater-set types as well as radical lesbians. Following…

Leonora Epstein | August 21, 2009 - 11:30 am

Crave: “Commencement” By J. Courtney Sullivan

Smith College is unlike any other American university. An all-women’s school, it’s an historically posh place for educating the elite (like alums Barbara Bush, Nancy Reagan, and Julia Child), yet…

Leonora Epstein | June 17, 2009 - 5:00 pm