May 18th, 2014
12:53 PM ET

Commotion Over Commencement

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don't even get the chance to take the podium– since 2012, 26 commencement speakers have either been disinvited or withdrawn due to student protests.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.



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