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Pomp & Circumstance
Barry Obama's Occidental College commencement speaker is New York Times columnist David Brooks.
Quotable Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will be addressing Pomona. So will, briefly, Chinatown screenwriter Robert Towne. And, apparently, protesters.
NASA leader Charles F. Bolden, Jr. will be at Caltech.
USC gives retiring longtime president Steven Sample the last word.
And UCLA's College of Letters and Science has signed up Gustavo Arellano.
Arellano writes the !Ask a Mexican column (motto: "Loving the
Reconquista since 1492") for the OC Weekly and other alt papers.
According to an Arellano post, at least one woman is particularly disappointed by his Bruin selection. (Caution: Adult language.)
And how could KCET.org not mention the May 1, 2010 scheduled Pepperdine Frank R. Seaver
College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences commencement speaker and
recipient of an honorary doctorate? That's right, meet Dr. Huell Howser.
Related: Slate from a year or so ago, a piece subtitled, "Politicians make lousy commencement speakers. Hire a celebrity instead."
Disclosure: TTLA's blogger has written for four of the sites /
institutions linked to above (Boston.com, OC weekly, LMU.edu, and USC).Photo Credit: The image accompanying this post was taken by Flickr user KidMoxie. It was
used under Creative Commons license.
Mayerlin Vergara won the United Nations' Nansen Refugee award on Thursday for rescuing hundreds of girls and boys who have been forced into sex work.
Give your brain a break with the peaceful sounds of Low Leaf's harp as they inundate the interior of the historical Perry House in L.A.'s Heritage Square Museum.
Two assistant U.S. attorneys will serve as District Election Officers for the Central District of California for this year's general election.
The Watts Towers Day of the Drum and Simon Rodia Jazz Festivals have been bringing together cultures for generations.
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