After passing over Garry Kasparov last semester, Student Union Treasury reconsidered and voted to allocate $49,800 to bring the chess grandmaster to campus at its weekly meeting on Tuesday. Pending final contracts being signed, Kasparov will be coming to campus April 5.
We would like a commencement speaker who can talk about issues such as American government policy or twenty-first century social life while conveying a broader, more universal message about what it means to enter adult life in 2012.
Steven Chu will deliver the Commencement address in Brookings Quad to the graduating class of 2010, the University announced on Wednesday evening. Steven Chu will deliver the Commencement address in Brookings Quad to the graduating class of 2010, Chancellor Mark Wrighton announced on Wednesday evening. Chu is the secretary of energy for the United States and has long been an advocate for alternative energy sources.
You may be absorbed in the midst of recovering from your junior midterms, struggling through your writing intensive, and enjoying or preparing for your semester abroad, but—as difficult as it is to believe—hotel rooms for May 2011 are already filling up because of overzealous parents’ reservations. Believe it or not, it’s time for you to start thinking about Commencement speakers too.