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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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  • Did Trayvon Martin attack George Zimmerman first?

    Neighborhood watch leader George Zimmerman says Trayvon Martin punched him, jumped on top of him and began banging his head on a sidewalk. Zimmerman said he cried for help, then shot Martin.

  • 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

  • Gates's liberal college town no stranger to racial dust-ups

    Prominent allegations of racism have been made in the recent past at Harvard and MIT – the two storied universities in Cambridge, Mass.
    07/23/2009 01:00 am

  • The summer of staying close to home

    For cash-strapped vacationers, time off this years means exploring ... locally. A report from Europe, Japan, and the US on the return of the road trip, backpacking with a burro, and growing beets.
    05/30/2009 01:00 am

  • Colleges scramble to help cash-strapped students

    Many students need extra aid to pay spring-semester tuition.
    01/21/2009 12:00 am

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Linda Rottenberg helps people pursue dreams – and create thousands of jobs

She's chief executive of Endeavor Global, a nonprofit group that gives a leg up to budding entrepreneurs.

 
 
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