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  • Commencement 2011: what 10 eminent speakers told graduates

    "Follow your bliss." "You can be whatever you want to be." "Never give up." Google reveals those three platitudes to be the ones most often spoken at commencements, according to Richard Stengel, managing editor of Time magazine. Many speakers, however – including Mr. Stengel – offered more insightful advice to college graduates this spring. Here are the Monitor's hand-picked highlights from the 2011 season.
    05/31/2011 01:35 pm

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  • Newtown residents join gun control march on Washington

    On Saturday about 100 residents from Newtown, Conn., along with thousands of protesters, will rally in support of gun control legislation on the National Mall. 

  • Opinion After 20 years of Take Our Daughters to Work Day, time for a rethink

    Twenty years ago, the Ms. Foundation started Take Our Daughters to Work Day to demystify the workplace for girls. That mission is accomplished. What girls need now is encouragement to become leaders. It's time to take them to the C-suite, where the corporate chiefs work.

  • Commencement 2011: what 10 eminent speakers told graduates

    "Follow your bliss." "You can be whatever you want to be." "Never give up." Google reveals those three platitudes to be the ones most often spoken at commencements, according to Richard Stengel, managing editor of Time magazine. Many speakers, however – including Mr. Stengel – offered more insightful advice to college graduates this spring. Here are the Monitor's hand-picked highlights from the 2011 season.
    05/31/2011 01:35 pm

  • From mistakes, Clinton has learned, adjusted

    She stresses her experience, especially as first lady, as her chief qualification to be president. Her career includes both accomplishments and missteps.
    04/16/2008 01:00 am

Doing Good

 

What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

 
 
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