The Vermont Cynic

Views diverge on graduation speaker

This year's commencement speaker will be Darren Walker, the president of the Ford Foundation, and first openly gay speaker since 2011. Walker has been featured in Time's annual list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World and Rolling Stone's 25 People Shaping the Future.

Cullen Paradis and Sophia Venturo

February 15, 2019

This year’s commencement speaker will be Darren Walker, the first openly gay speaker since 2011. Walker, the president of the Ford Foundation, was announced as this year’s graduation speaker in a Feb. 5 email from President Tom Sullivan. Walker is the first person of color to make the commence...

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