Category Archives: Graduation Speeches

A Graduation Day Drinking Game In Honor of the President

After months of anticipation, the Barnard College Class of 2012 Commencement, featuring the one and only President of the United States, is almost upon us. (Latest info available here.)  Many will watch at viewing parties around the country, others will … Continue reading

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I Call Bullshit

Maybe you’ve heard the news: you can leave work every day at 5:30 and still go on to become one of the most successful women in business history. Or so says Sheryl Sandberg, the Facebook COO who recently claimed that … Continue reading

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Columbia students ensure Obama will never want to speak to them

As you may have heard, Columbia students aren’t happy about Obama coming to Barnard, and in the grand tradition of standing up for what you believe in, they’ve taken to writing anonymous, aggressive, sexist comments all over Bwog about the injustice of … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Holy Obama! My obsession with Barnard graduation speeches just got Presidential

Being on the west coast, I tend to find out about early morning events several hours after they happen. So this morning I woke up to literally dozens of emails following President Deborah Spar’s announcement that President Obama will be … Continue reading

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Beyond Anna: How Barnard Graduation Speeches Saved My Life

Okay, that is somewhat of an exaggeration. Barnard graduation speeches didn’t save my life per se, but they did play an instrumental role in helping me survive my one year as a lawyer. If the number of hits Anna’s speech has … Continue reading

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A little inspiration to start off your week, courtesy of Anna Quindlen, May 17, 2005

Anyone need a pep talk? (You might want to have some tissues handy, I got a little misty-eyed just from the cutting and pasting.) Anna Quindlen’s Barnard 2005 Commencement Speech Here are the bookends of my first full year as … Continue reading

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