St. Lawrence University Commencement Address: Gomes trumps Sotomayor

Peter J. Gomesat SLU 2010At this year’s St. Lawrence University commencement, Reverend Peter Gomes of Harvard University delivered what could be described as the Gettysburg Address of commencement speeches. Almost a prayer for success, his short poetic comments encapsulate the totality of the modern university adventure.

Oh, a Supreme Court Justice spoke as well, but she didn’t have much to say, again.

This link takes you to the SLU web site where an MP3 of the speech is available. The good stuff starts at 1:58.

audio by peter j gomes – Campus Podcasts – St. Lawrence University

But of course the major highlight of the afternoon was the graduation of Brandon C. Barone, class of 2010. It must be nice to have the Rev. Dr. Gomes as a classmate, Brandon.

Followup

The New York Times confirms the above, sort of…

Commencement Speeches – Wisdom of Leaders and Guidance for Graduates – NYTimes.com

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