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Charles M. Blow, a columnist for The New York Times, addresses the Class of 2011.

Columnist for The New York Times Delivers 45th Annual Commencement Address


At the 45th Annual Commencement, held the day before Mother’s Day, keynote speaker Charles M. Blow, a visual opinion/editorial columnist for The New York Times, thought it appropriate to share lessons on living, learning and success taught to him by his mother.

The magna cum laude graduate of Louisiana’s Grambling State University addressed graduates, their family members and friends during the May 7 ceremony at Temple University’s Liacouras Center. This year’s 1,800 graduates included eight College employees, 20 police officers and 21 international students from 14 different countries.


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