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
What a Commencement Address!
What Do Tuition Payments Cover?
Monty Python on Governance and Leadership
Lego Grad Student