Everything is Political These Days. Even Commencement Speeches.

May 14, 2014

By Katie Zezima at The Washington Post

It's the end of the school year, which means caps and gowns, graduation parties and, lately, commencement speakers who withdraw at the last minute amid controversy.

International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde became the latest graduation speaker to back out after student protests, telling Smith College Monday that she will not be speaking at its May 18 ceremony...

Cases: Nationwide: Colleges Across the Country Disinvite Commencement Speakers