College students have a lot on their minds these days. From balancing classwork, a job, extra curricular activities, and budding social lives, it can all become one huge blur. And sometimes, all this pressure can force students to withdraw from their university studies. And should students choose to pull out, there’s a group people beyond the students themselves who pay the price: taxpayers. That’s right, taxpayers. A new report shows that states appropriated almost $6.2 billion for four-year colleges and universities between 2003 and 2008 to help pay for the education of students who did not return for year two.
After attending my sister’s graduation from undergrad last week and reading Lisa’s piece on the romantic proposal / speech from the graduating student at Centenary College, I thought I would share some of my favorite graduation speeches. Check out the links below, as these are quality, verbal presentations. And while you might be four or more years away from reveling in these exquisite deliveries of spoken word, they are certainly something to look forward to: Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy, offers Harvard undergrads some advice from the perspective of Stewie Griffin, the brash, yet conniving toddler. in this speech from 2006. Meryl Streep shares some words of wisdom to class of 2010 at Barnard College in NYC Stephen Colbert delights the grads at Knox College in ’07 with his witty commencement address Think you’ve heard a mind-blowing speech lately? Let us know by dropping a line in the comment [...]
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