Graduation season is near, and local universities are scrambling for big-name speakers that generate buzz and impress parents and alumni. But every year, some selections invite controversy and news headlines. We discuss the competition among universities for blue-chip speakers, plus the annual rite of student protests over speakers with opposing world views.


  • Jeff Selingo Editor, Chronicle of Higher Education

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