Celebrity Commencement Speakers in a Brave New World

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Christopher Burke for The Chronicle

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Christopher Burke for The Chronicle

There are two institutions of higher education named Wheaton College, a fact that the NBC journalist Ann Curry discovered last month—very publicly. Chances are you've heard about the incident.

The coverage of Curry's mistake demonstrates how the Internet and social media have changed the news media. It is also a reminder of the risks that colleges and universities take when welcoming even the most