It’s the end of graduation season. In 2010 the commencement speaker circuit was loaded with big names touching on big themes. The speeches were of such interest that U.S. News and World Report made an interactive map showing who was speaking where.
In most cases, a prominent alum or an otherwise famous name was at the podium. But Brown University is an exception. The custom at the seventh oldest school in the country is to have two seniors address their fellow graduates. It is an important reminder that inspiration doesn’t just come from those on the world stage, but often those close to you.