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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by KDMD, Apr 23, 2002.

  1. KDMD

    KDMD Member 7+ Year Member

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    Hi All--

    Hopefully, one day when many (if not all) of you are accomplished and famous, you will be speaking at commencement at some prestigious university. But for now, for all graduating seniors, I was wondering who is speaking at your college commencement ceremonies this May...

    Cornell-Danny Glover :rolleyes:
     
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  3. lyle

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    Columbia: David Stern, Commissioner of the NBA
     
  4. leorl

    leorl Physician Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

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    Case Western Reserve University: Maya Angelou, no explanation needed. I'm ecstatic, what a wonderful speaker
     
  5. vinsanity

    vinsanity Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    syracuse university, Rudy Guliani
     
  6. Legend

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    I tried to find one for Brown, but I don't think it is announced yet.
    However, Patch Adams will talk about 'Medicine for Fun, not for Funds' tomorrow.
     
  7. none

    none 1K Member 10+ Year Member

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    UCSD hasn't had much luck with either Patch Adams or Maya Angelou. I hope they both fare better at each of your schools.
     
  8. Doctora Foxy

    Doctora Foxy Meow 7+ Year Member

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    Brandeis University: Ted Koppel :D

    Wow, I had no idea until this thread inspired me to look it up. Cool! :)
     
  9. drew's your daddy

    drew's your daddy Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    im not a senior... but Dick Cheney mite speak here at Mich St. the secret service wont tell until 48 hrs before for security reasons
     
  10. rxfudd

    rxfudd 1K Member 10+ Year Member

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    UIC - Connie Payton, sister of Walter Payton...

    We got screwed out of a decent speaker <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" />
     
  11. Michelys

    Michelys Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    UM is so lame! I bet we have our new president! Sweet Jesus! I was hoping for, like, Chris Rock! ROFL... :D
     
  12. kafka79

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    University of Illinois: Maya Angelou

    (I see that she's speaking at CWR too. She must really get around.)
     
  13. KyGrlDr2B

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    Ours is Senator John Rockefeller. Our college isn't as cool :*( (Marshall University).
     
  14. westsidespartan

    westsidespartan Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Michigan State - Dick Cheney

    We're supposed to arrive 4 hours (!) early for security checks.
     
  15. THE instiGATOR

    THE instiGATOR Cow Tipper 7+ Year Member

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    Last semester Jeb Bush was the speaker at UF. Hopefully he'll be speaking this semester.

    Patch Adams was just at our university. I couldn't go listen to him speak. :(

    I'm going to go check to see "officially" who is speaking at my ceremony.
     
  16. vyc

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    Whoopi Goldberg! awww, yea! :)

    Margaret Cho put on show tonight and Sugar Ray's coming next week. fun fun.

    i'm all about celebrities!
     
  17. choker

    choker Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    i can not sit idly by while the bane of my existence_ whoopi_ is lauded.

    to say that i hate whoopi is a gross understatement. i have seen her sodomize and single handedly destroy 3 Oscar Ceremonies and yet they KEEP INVITING HER BACK!!! ("mmm hmmm child"- is that a joke!?!?!?!?).
    she hasn't said anything funny since sister act I (and that was only funny because i was 10 when i saw it).

    and while we're on the topic of overrated women comics, Margaret Cho has never made me laugh. EVER. "here is my korean mother_ 'hey, i am mawgawet's motha_ i tawk wike dis'" -all her material is a variation on that one pathetic joke. very not funny.

    i must say, not to sound like a sexist or anything, but the only really funny female celebrity comics are/were tracy ulmann, carol burnett, lucille ball, and gilda radner. again, not a sexist, im from nyc and i've seen dozens of hillarious female comics live_ but again, among the celebrities, none of em do it for me.

    i know you are all about to jump on me. my sister is margaret cho's biggest fan (i can't for the life of me understand why). i've tried to like her comedy. i even had a private dinner with her freshman year (i won some dorm contest) but i must say that i dont find anything she says funny at all. but at least she hasn't been exalted to the legendary status of whoopie. i can't believe she's speaking at wellesley. mmm hmmm child.
     
  18. GeoffDevil

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    Duke = Tom Wolfe (author)
     
  19. Green912

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    University of Akron: the University President
    I guess money's tight <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />
     
  20. Whisker Barrel Cortex

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    I actually hung out with Margaret Cho's brother a bunch of times in undergrad. He really liked to party (I'll leave it at that). I think he stayed up several days in a row many times partying.
     
  21. THE instiGATOR

    THE instiGATOR Cow Tipper 7+ Year Member

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    Margaret Cho is hilarious! Woopie, on the other hand, is not.

    STP will be playing at UF in two days. Why the hell would you come play at a campus during dead week?!? We are all going to be studying our asses off...well, all of us be the business and poly-sci majors. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
  22. RLMD

    RLMD blah 7+ Year Member

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    Rice University - Bill Cosby.
    Thats gonna be pretty sweet.
     
  23. deva

    deva Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by KyGrlDr2B:
    <strong>Ours is Senator John Rockefeller. Our college isn't as cool :*( (Marshall University).</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Hey, don't knock the Rock - he does a lot in health policy.
     
  24. Legend

    Legend Super Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by RLMD:
    <strong>Rice University - Bill Cosby.
    Thats gonna be pretty sweet.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Bill Cosby was Brown's speaker two years ago. :)
     
  25. Cambrian

    Cambrian Colonel/Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by vyc:
    <strong>Whoopi Goldberg! awww, yea! :)

    Margaret Cho put on show tonight and Sugar Ray's coming next week. fun fun.

    i'm all about celebrities!</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Dang vyc, what university do you attend that has so many celebrity appearances? Harvard?
     
  26. brandonite

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    :( Nobody. Yaaah Brandon University! :)

    Last year, we had the Guess Who. They're from Manitoba (my province) - they had one number one song back in the sixties - "American Woman" - before Lenny Kravitz did it. And the fact that they were such a big deal should tell you a lot about Brandon.

    But this year, instead of old has-been rock stars, we have nothing. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

    I want to go to a real school!!! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" />
     
  27. USeF

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by deva:
    <strong>Hey, don't knock the Rock - he does a lot in health policy.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">true that. I just looked him up. he DOES do a lot of stuff. always assumed I'd have to get in there to make any changes, but maybe it's just lobbying these good guys that we all need to do.
    <a href="http://www.senate.gov/~rockefeller/Issues/health.htm" target="_blank">http://www.senate.gov/~rockefeller/Issues/health.htm</a>
     
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    Syracuse-Rudy Giuliani
     
  29. Peter Parker

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    Northwestern -- Kofi Annan.
     
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    University of Michigan - William H. Gray III, president and chief executive officer of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and former U.S. congressman.
     
  31. vyc

    vyc Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    cambrian, i'm not at a university, that's the best part about it! :)
    sometimes even small liberal arts college have cool guest celebrities too. :)

    in response to choker,

    i don't actually have that much to say where whoopi's comedy value is concerned. yea, i liked Sister Act but i have no current opinion on her now.
    but i think she's cool just based on the fact that she never graduated from college and has still been successful in her career.
    it's interesting that she's going to be our commencement speaker because in college, we're all brainwashed into thinking that education is everything... well out there in the real world, it isn't always and she's a great example of that.

    so we can all get off our high horse.

    as for Margaret Cho, i used to think she was gross and not that funny but after last night, i am now a fan. she was HYSTERICAL.
    all her jokes are not based on her mother who speaks with a funny accent.
    she talked about racism, homophobia, sexism, everything. i thought she was great.
     
  32. sanford_w/o_son

    sanford_w/o_son locl jnky-gota thred man? 5+ Year Member

    bVmp!

    l3T chA05 Re1gN!
     
  33. Shades McCool

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    Dick Cheney
     
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  35. Abe

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    dubya that should be good?
     
  36. Duchess742

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    ummm...jodie love-of-my-life foster!!!! hellz yeah! :D
    although there are some haters at my school who think they're too good for her :rolleyes:
     
  37. the negative 1

    the negative 1 Bovie to "war crimes" please 10+ Year Member

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    When I graduated in 2004, the president of Warner Bros. spoke at our commencement and was a total douche. Although, he didn't say it outright, he alluded to the fact that it was students like us who were the reason that copyright violations had become commonplace in colleges and universities.

    Everybody pretty much rolled their eyes. Some of us booed too.

    It was neither the time nor place to bring up copyright law.
     
  38. browniegirl86

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    UTexas: US Ambassador to Mexico, Antonio Garza


    Should be interesting in light of the immigration issue blowing up recently and us being, well, Texas.
     
  39. pnasty

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    actually thats not true.....its Barack Obama

    where did you get kofi annan?
     
  40. geekOCD

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    Barack Obama? Man, I'm so jealous. We're just getting the mayor. =/
     
  41. browniegirl86

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    Check out the posting date:

    04-24-2002, 07:07 AM

    (Sanford is resurrecting old buried threads in the name of chA05)
     
  42. pnasty

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    hahaahaha whoops, but yeah its Obama this year

    i thought that was dissapointing, seemed too easy for them to get him since its his home state...but i guess it will be cool when he runs for president in a couple elections (obviously being groomed for it)
     
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    Tulane - Bill Clinton and George Bush Sr.


    I guess getting flooded has some benefits.
     
  44. sit down lucy

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    i'm not a hater, it's just.... the 250th graduating class and ben franklin's 300th something or other. you'd think they'd at least get an alum. i think arlen specter would be a great choice - jodie would be great to hear speak, but i expected a bit more at graduation. just the "hater"'s point of view.
     
  45. wowzer

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    Johns Hopkins - Dr. Elias Zerhouni, Director of NIH
     
  46. Duchess742

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    arlen who? yeah, no...jodie's better. i think she'll give a better speech than most penn alums would. plus, specter's somewhat controversial and his views would be likely to offend ppl in the graduating class/audience. i don't really want a politician who's trying to campaign w/ the speech. and hey...at least we didn't get donald trump! :oops:

    p.s. are you a bbb major?
     
  47. thinknofu3

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    Yeah, I too (being an IL resident) was a little disappointed at first when I heard about Obama - I thought it seemed too easy also...

    But, the NU administration says he was their first choice, and of everyone I've talked to, their reaction was one of, "that's so cool!" I guess we spoiled Wildcats shouldn't forget that he still happens to be one of the biggest new faces on the political scene, and does have a very good shot at being the first african-american president.

    Oh yeah, and he also happens to be an unbelievable speaker as well :)
     
  48. thinknofu3

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    sorry double post
     
  49. guga282

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    Case Western - Julie Gerberdinger, Director of CDC
     
  50. Sondra

    Sondra UMC 2010 10+ Year Member

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    I have already graduated, but I found out that GW Bush will be at the community college that I went to!
     
  51. browniegirl86

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    Ooh, she's a good speaker. Enjoy.
     

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