DARE: Roaring Protests of Commencements Past Make Way for a More Subdued Stand
Multiple accounts emerge of colleges and universities choosing commencement speakers based on hopes that their appearance and speeches will provoke fewer, or more subdued, protests. Comedian Samantha Bee apologizes… More
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