The Best Commencement Speeches (Ever?)

We here at Goodwin are preparing for our graduation ceremony, coming up in a couple weeks. This year’s guest speakers are civil rights advocate U.S. Congressman John Lewis of Georgia and legendary UConn basketball coach Jim Calhoun.

While we wait for June 7th, why not check out some commencement speakers of the past? NPR has created a searchable, indexed database of what they are calling The Best Commencement Speeches, Ever.

Some choice cuts:

Gwendolyn Brooks
Angela Davis
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Richard Feynman
Kermit the Frog
Ira Glass
Steve Jobs
Mike Judge
Eugene Mirman
Gloria Steinem
David Foster Wallace [see also: This is Water]
Bill Watterson