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At Stanford, a tempest over commencement speaker

Friday, February 10, 2012

imageApparently some folks on The Farm aren’t ecstatic about this year’s choice of commencement speaker: Cory Booker, the mayor of Newark, N. J. Mexican president Felipe Calderon spoke last year, Oprah Winfrey in ‘08, Steve Jobs in ‘05. You get the idea. Today the grumbling was enough to prompt The Stanford Daily’s editorial board to chime in on Booker’s behalf. An excerpt:

He has a variety of distinguished accomplishments–he played football for Stanford, won a Rhodes scholarship, attended Yale Law School, and is now serving a second term in a very challenging job as mayor of Newark.

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