Happy Graduation Day!

From the Faculty Learning Corner

While we’re all thinking about graduation today, we thought you might enjoy a few funny graduation speeches (I enjoyed Stephen Colbert and Neil DeGrasse Tyson in particular!).

10 Hilarious Graduation Speeches That Won’t Put You to Sleep

And for those of you in a more serious mood, NPR has picked out 300 addresses going back to 1774! You can search by name, school, date or theme and listen to some awesome commencement speeches.

The Best Commencement Speeches, Ever

Congratulations to all graduates!

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