May 16, 2010
What Are They Thinking?
College presidents reveal what's going through their minds at commencement
In recent years, I find myself praying for rain—not a downpour, just enough of a brief shower to justify the obscene cost of the tent that we are all sitting under. No luck so far. —Colin S. Diver, Reed College
It's hard not to notice, at the very moment I'm at the podium in the most brilliant portion of my speech, that so many of our well-scrubbed, well-prepared graduates are texting or Twittering, maybe even listening to their iPods. They sure know how