The links below may provide some wisdom, insight, inspiration, and humor.

 

Some Memorable Commencement Addresses:

 

Joseph Brodsky, University of Michigan, 1988

 

Stephen Colbert, University of Virginia, 2013

Tim Cook, Duke, 2018

Will Ferrell, University of Southern California, 2017

 

Steve Jobs, Stanford, 2005

Barack Obama, 2020

 

Michelle Obama, North Carolina A&T, 2012

 

Conan O'Brien, Dartmouth, 2011

 

J.K. Rowling, Harvard, 2008

 

George Saunders, Syracuse, 2013

 

David Foster Wallace, Kenyon, 2005

Podcast: Revisionist History, Season 1, Episodes 4, 5, and 6 on access, marketing, and money in higher education admissions 

Podcast: Revisionist History, Season 4, Episodes 1 and 2 on admissions testing and elitism in higher education

 

Documentary: "Starving the Beast" on state funding of public higher education

Documentary: "FailState" on troubles in for-profit postsecondary institutions

SNL on College Admissions

Conan O'Brien's Admissions Scandal

Agnes Scott College Surprises the Princeton Guys (Slate Article)

What if Conference Presenters Were Interviewed Like Athletes after a Tough Game?

About that Endowment...

From The Onion:

 

          A Big Announcement

 

          Adjunct Faculty

 

          What a Commencement Address!

 

          What Do Tuition Payments Cover?

 

          Professorial Insights

Monty Python on Governance and Leadership

 

PhD Comics

Lego Grad Student