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Kerr selected as student commencement speaker
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Kerr selected as student commencement speaker

Myhana Kerr ’18, an anthropology and Chinese double major from Brooklyn, New York, has been selected from a group of six finalists to give the student address at commencement in May. “The [selection] committee was looking for a speech that had a theme with some degree of universal resonance, told a compelling story, combined humor…

Finalists for commencement speech share their words of wisdom
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Finalists for commencement speech share their words of wisdom

Editor’s Note: The previous version of this story included a bio of Noah Nieting, who was not one of the finalists selected. We will be updating the online version with information from Leyla Suleiman, the finalist who should have been listed in Nieting’s place, shortly and will publish an excerpt from her speech in our…

Danai Gurira ’01 to be 2016 grad speaker
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Danai Gurira ’01 to be 2016 grad speaker

Actress and playwright Danai Gurira ’01 will speak at the class of 2016 Commencement for Macalester College on May 14. Gurira graduated from Macalester with a degree in psychology before earning an MFA at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Macalester announced on March 25 that Gurira will appear alongside Gary Hines ’74…

Gary Hines ’74 selected as 2016 commencement speaker
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Gary Hines ’74 selected as 2016 commencement speaker

Gary D. Hines ’74 has been chosen as this year’s commencement speaker for the Class of 2016’s graduation on Saturday, May 14. He is a three-time Grammy winning music director and producer of Sounds of Blackness, the 40-person choir and ten-piece orchestra group. “Since he founded the Sounds of Blackness at Macalester over 40 years…