Three of the speakers at the Claremont Colleges are entertainers. Although I love Bill Nye, I have to ask myself why three of the colleges decided to go with entertainers this year. How does the screenwriter for Legally Blonde capture women's empowerment?
What is the point of a commencement speaker? To entertain or to educate? To encapsulate an education or to put the colleges' names in the newspaper?
Well, it did just that, but alas, it was only a local paper.
From today's Inland Valley Daily Bulletin:
Graduating seniors from three of Claremont's private undergraduate colleges donned caps and gowns Sunday for their respective schools' commencement ceremonies.
Pomona College's 380 graduates were addressed at commencement by Alex Gibney, Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker.
TV personality "Bill Nye the Science Guy" addressed the 176 graduating seniors at Harvey Mudd College.
And at Scripps College, 186 graduates at the all-female school were addressed by Kirsten Smith, a screenwriter whose credits include "Legally Blonde."