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Observed at Harvard's graduation

June 4, 2009

Before commencement, alumni are gathered in the Yard. A dean is reading off what seems to be historical events from the anniversary years.  Among his observations: "In 1959, the Union decided to admit two new states: Hawaii and Alaska. Out of political fairness and bipartisanship, one was Democratic and one was Republican. I believe that […]

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QOTD: cow tipping edition

May 13, 2009

Michelle Obama is speaking at UC Merced's commencement, and it is big news for the relatively low-profile school. But the best line from the NYT's coverage is this, describing the setting of the graduation activities: ...the campus, which sits in a former cattle field surrounded by hay-laden farmland and cows of unknown political leanings.

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