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Matthew Fox Will Give Columbia University Commencement Speech

Matthew Fox Will Give Columbia University Commencement Speech

Colleges are feverishly trying to enlist celebrities left and right to deliver speeches at their commencement ceremonies. And why not, it brings in lots of good press. Columbia University is no different.

Lost star Matthew Fox is returning to his Alma Mater this year to deliver the commencement speech at Columbia College Class Day. Fox, 40, graduated CC’89 with a B.A. in economics and played wide receiver on the Lions’ varsity football team.

Fox will be giving the commencement speech on Low Plaza on Tuesday morning, May 15. Most Columbia students and alumni are livid by this announcement and you can read those comments here and here.

Other notable commencement speeches given by celebrities include Will Ferrell (Harvard class of 2003), Jon Stewart (William & Mary class of 2004), Bono (UPenn class of 2004), and Sacha Baron Cohen, aka Ali G (Harvard class of 2004).

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5 Comments

# 1

hey, it’s cc class day, not university commencement. =)

# 2

but i guess you wrote that in there, nevermind. i’m a loser.

# 3

Lawrence Kasdan, who wrote Body Heat and a few other memorable screenplays, spoke at my commencement! Back in the mid-80′s! He was an alum at University of Michigan.

# 4

Haha, s’ok Johanna. I forgive you. (;

# 5

Nice page. It’s good to have kids who can use this medium to find you

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