Education: Words of Courage and Comfort

Commencement speakers assess a world of uncertainties

Addressing the 1,378,400 members of this year's college graduating class, the largest in U.S. history, speakers across the land have warned of the dangers of nuclear war, reaffirmed the need to maintain high standards in life and pondered the challenges of adjusting to a high-tech tomorrow. Bucknell University President Dennis O'Brien was among those who offered comforting words for young people entering a world of increasing complexity. He told the graduates at Wilkes College in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., "You go forth now into careers, into a world of...

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