Salute to college graduates

In the Southern Hemisphere, many university and college students are writing their final examinations. Their graduation ceremonies will not be held for several weeks, and probably will not follow the same form as the "commencement" exercises on many campuses in the United States. Nor are they likely to follow the American tradition of having keynote speeches delivered by visiting political leaders, journalists, entertainers, and others, as well as by university presidents. Excerpts from some of the speeches given at American colleges this past summer might be of interest to graduating students in other parts of the world.

University president John Silber spoke to graduating classes about the standards by which the strength and quality of American life are measured.

November 20, 1995

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