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living large in the four-oh-eight. wicked large.


northern exposure.

Sometimes my alma mater call really bring in the big guns for a graduation address:

Former President Bill Clinton will deliver Middlebury's 2007 commencement address on May 27, marking the first address by a modern president to the College. The 42nd President of the United States will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at the commencement and address an expected crowd of more than 5,000.

What's unique about Middlebury is that they don't pay for speakers, unlike 95% of other academic institutions. So while my Ivy League peers may yawn about an ex-President giving a commencement address, this is an interesting indicator of the rise of a premiere liberal arts college. Go Panthers. Williams sucks.

UPDATE (Jan 21): Clinton is stalking me. It seems that he's also giving the Commencement speech for the greater U of Michigan population (albeit not the B-school). What's next, Saratoga High?


  • At 6:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Bill Clinton gave the Convocation Speech at Cornell a couple of years ago (only the President of the University gets to give the speech at graduation). I don't think Bill got paid.

  • At 8:56 AM, Blogger michael budelsky said…

    Yawn. He was at Dartmouth in 1995 when he was still relevant.

    But 12 years later is really good for you guys.

  • At 10:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Clinton is a great choice for U of M. He will inspire students to great things. I don't think Bush would be a welcome speaker. Bush would inspire our next generation to do what????


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