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Cornell graduation weekend 2019

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Cornell graduation weekend 2019
Posted by: billhoward (---.nwrk.east.verizon.net)
Date: April 25, 2019 09:04PM

Safety speaker this year for convocation: Bill Nye '77. The convocation committee screwed around, got caught up in politics, invited or maybe-almost-invited Hasan Minhaj (UC Davis '07), got upset at the Daily Sun for revealing internal machinations (read: The Daily Sun did its jop), and now less than a month before convocation, they've got their speaker.

The Cornell Sun's most recent article makes the selection committee sound like high school student government, only the knives are longer, you pay tuition, and there's been deeper sensitivity training. [cornellsun.com]

Nicole Zhu and Sean O' Connell, Cornell Daily Sun
Nye’s reveal comes two weeks after the Convocation Committee’s original pick, comedian and Patriot Act host Hasan Minhaj, dropped out hours before the committee’s planned announcement on April 11.

This year’s selection has been marked by contention. The speaker announcement was delayed twice, the second time ascribed to S.A.’s decision to reject Resolution 36, which “urged” Cornell to divest from Israel, according to an article published in The Sun earlier this month. The cause of the original delay was unspecified.

According to another article published days later, representatives said they felt it was not the time to bring up further disappointing news.

“The community had already sustained a big loss with divestment,” Omar Din ’19, a proponent of the resolution, said in an interview with The Sun for the article. He said that Charlotte Lefkovitz ’19, a leader of the committee, “wanted to be empathetic announcing another setback. I have full respect for that decision, and think that it takes so much compassion for her to have recognized that.”
 
Re: Cornell graduation weekend 2019
Posted by: French Rage (---.mediazone.com)
Date: April 26, 2019 05:57PM

Dang, Minhaj would have been a great pull.

 
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Re: Cornell graduation weekend 2019
Posted by: Trotsky (---.washdc.fios.verizon.net)
Date: April 26, 2019 06:52PM

French Rage
Dang, Minhaj would have been a great pull.
For "the UC Santa Cruz of the Ivies."
 
Re: Cornell graduation weekend 2019
Posted by: Iceberg (---.phlapa.fios.verizon.net)
Date: April 27, 2019 07:40AM

I'm still waiting for the day they get Ken Dryden to speak (assuming it hasn't happened already)
 
Re: Cornell graduation weekend 2019
Posted by: French Rage (---.hsd1.ca.comcast.net)
Date: April 27, 2019 12:09PM

Trotsky
French Rage
Dang, Minhaj would have been a great pull.
For "the UC Santa Cruz of the Ivies."

We all know that made us only like the segment more.

 
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03/26/04: Maine 5, Harvard 4
03/26/05: UNH 3, Harvard 2
03/25/06: Maine 6, Harvard 1
 
Re: Cornell graduation weekend 2019
Posted by: toddlose (---.hsd1.nj.comcast.net)
Date: April 28, 2019 10:10PM

Iceberg
I'm still waiting for the day they get Ken Dryden to speak (assuming it hasn't happened already)

He’s actually one of few that’d make sense to invite.
 
Re: Cornell graduation weekend 2019
Posted by: billhoward (---.nwrk.east.verizon.net)
Date: April 29, 2019 11:26AM

toddlose
Iceberg
I'm still waiting for the day they get Ken Dryden to speak (assuming it hasn't happened already)
He’s actually one of few that’d make sense to invite.
Ken who? Be like the Class of 1980 convocation turning to Gil Dobie to speak, him being famous for those national championship football years in the twenties. Although Bill Nye is only a couple years younger than Dryden. I hope the committee thought on RBG and decided, Nah, don't do anything that keeps her from being on the Court through 2021.
 

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