College Students Split on Political Graduation Speakers

Some students circulate petitions against graduation speakers such as Michael Bloomberg and Pat Boone.

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Though not satisfied with how little students got to say in Penn's decision to go with Canada, Goldman says he's excited for the speech.

"You have to give the school credit that they're not focused on bringing in a lightning-rod speaker so Penn's name can be printed in the news," Goldman says. "It seems like they really do focus on the value that the speaker brings; that just doesn't always mesh completely with what the students want."

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