Each Spring, Youtube is bombarded with the inspirational speeches of commencement speakers.
Some speeches become Internet mantra, like Steve Jobs' iconic "Stay hungry, stay foolish" from Stanford's 2005 ceremony.
And some are merely white noise for a morning-after grad celebration snooze.
But some speakers don't even get the chance to take the podium– since 2012, 26 commencement speakers have either been disinvited or withdrawn due to student protests.
We spoke with one of the leaders of a protest from Haverford College which recently disinvited former UC Berkeley chancellor Robert Birgeneau.
The publisher of the New York Times is disputing claims that sexism fueled the firing of executive editor Jill Abramson.
Host of CNN's Reliable Sources Brian Stelter was formerly a reporter at the New York Times– he tells New Day about the culture in that newsroom and his personal interactions with Abramson. Is there is a double standard of expectation for women in journalism?
Thirty-three intimate letters between a young Jackie Onassis and an Irish priest are set to be auctioned off next month. We asked presidential historian Douglas Brinkley about their revelations.
This weekend marks the 60th Anniversary of the historic Brown v. Board of Education ruling. The ground-breaking decision desegregated schools and forever changed the makeup of American classrooms. But many people– including Attorney General Eric Holder– say racism is still very much alive. Saturday, during his commencement speech at Morgan State University, he referenced recent comments made by Donald Sterling and rancher Cliven Bundy, saying:
"These outbursts of bigotry, while deplorable, are not the true markers of the struggle that still must be waged, or the work that still needs to be done – because the greatest threats do not announce themselves in screaming headlines. They are more subtle. They cut deeper."
"New Day Weekend" sat down with political science professor Jason Johnson and educational administration professor Sheneka Williams to discuss.