Excerpts From 2011 Commencement Speeches

On Curiosity, Openmindedness, Rising From the Ashes of Failure, and Enjoying the View 1

Michael Morgenstern for The Chronicle

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Michael Morgenstern for The Chronicle

Conan O'Brien, comedian and television host, at Dartmouth College: I take my task today very seriously. When I got the call two months ago to be your speaker, I decided to prepare with the same intensity many of you have devoted to an important term paper. So late last night, I began. I drank two cans of Red Bull, snorted some Adderall, played a few hours of Call of Duty, and then opened my browser. I think Wikipedia put it best when they said, "Dartmouth College is a private