Universities avoid politically controversial commencement speakers after student protests

By June 29, 2018

By Alex Morey at USA Today

Like the weather, commencement speaker controversies at America’s colleges and universities seem to heat up every spring, with students seeking to silence or “disinvite” a spectacular range of graduation speakers from Donna Brazile to the Dalai Lama, from Madeleine Albright to Mr. Rogers. The phenomenon became so predictable, it got a name: disinvitation season.

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