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May 30, 2015 NPR's Scott Simon thinks most students stop listening to adults — including their commencement speakers — by age 11. So for this graduation season, he gives life advice to fifth graders.
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We take it for granted that children should play. Why not adults?
June 30, 2014 Would you like to see the world more clearly? Commentator Tania Lombrozo extracts some useful life lessons from the field of psychology.
For college grads all over the country, receiving their diploma can feel a lot like one of those trips to Starbucks where customers' names get mangled.
May 20, 2014 It's commencement. You are responsible for calling hundreds of students, one by one, to the stage. Every parent is anxiously waiting for you to pronounce his kid's name — correctly. What do you do?
Several high-profile commencement speakers have resigned in the wake of student protests this graduation season.
May 14, 2014 In a string of commencement-speaker dropouts, would-be honorary guests are being pushed out by campus protests. Meanwhile, schools are trying to boost their reputations and promote diverse ideas.
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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. (2010 file photo.)
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June 3, 2013 At Princeton's commencement, the central bank chief mixed in some humor with his advice. He even quoted comedienne Lily Tomlin. That's not your typical "Fed speak."
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