Friday, March 20, 2009

2 out of 3?

Not bad.

WUSTL Class of '01
ASU Class of '03
NDLS Class of '09

Personally, I would have gone with WUSTL. But hey, whatever you say, Mr. President.

UPDATE: Obama to deliver Notre Dame commencement address

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SOUTH BEND — President Barack Obama will deliver the commencement address May 17 at the University of Notre Dame.

Obama will be the principal speaker and the recipient of an honorary doctor of laws degree at the university’s 164th commencement ceremony, which will be in the Joyce Center, Notre Dame officials announced Friday.

Obama will be the ninth U.S. president to be awarded a Notre Dame honorary degree and the sixth to be the commencement speaker.

President George W. Bush spoke about faith-based and community initiatives when he was the commencement speaker in 2001. His father, President George H.W. Bush, gave the commencement address in 1992.

Notre Dame’s first presidential commencement speech was delivered by President Dwight Eisenhower in 1960.

President Jimmy Carter spoke at commencement in 1977, and President Ronald Reagan spoke in 1981, in his first public appearance after surviving an assassination attempt.

President John F. Kennedy received the Laetare Medal, Notre Dame’s highest honor, in a White House ceremony in 1961. Years earlier — as a U.S. senator in 1950 — he delivered the winter commencement address and received an honorary degree.

Notre Dame also awarded honorary degrees to Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Gerald Ford at special academic convocations.

Obama also will deliver commencement addresses at Arizona State University on May 13 and the U.S. Naval Academy on May 22, according to the Associated Press.

Staff writer Margaret Fosmoe:

1 comment:

Chatter said...

I bet you are super duper excited. That's awesome Christina! I bet you are incredibly motivated to finish up this semester now :)