It’s time for another crop of graduates to get sunburns on their big day. While there will be many many speakers that graduates will never remember, much like I don’t remember mine, there are a few that we’ve been looking forward to. Here are nine speeches that inspired us this year.
Adam Savage at Sarah Lawrence College
Peter Dinklage at Bennington
Brian Williams at George Washington University
Barack Obama at Barnard
Michelle Obama at Oregon State University
Niel Gaiman at University of the Arts
Steve Carell at Princeton University
Bill Cosby at Temple University
And possibly the most shared and perhaps unexpected speech of the year, from Wellesley High School in Wellesley, Mass.
No, I didn’t include Andy Sandburg’s speech at Harvard, because it’s ridiculous.