May 22, 2003


MORE COMMENCEMENT WATCH: Reader Judith Weiss points to Cynthia McKinney's speech at the neo-segregationist commencement held by UC Berkley's African Studies department; this was probably an appropriate choice of speaker, given the inherrent dementia of the event itself. And its not a commencement speech, but Steven Jacobson notes that UCLA named Tim Robbins Alumnus of the Year. Granted, Tim Robbins is a distinguished alumnus of UCLA, an institution that values its ties to the entertainment industry. But he reached the height of his career in the mid-nineties-- why give him this award now, when he's best known for demanding the right not to be criticized? I think the question answers itself.

Posted by John Tabin at May 22, 2003 05:05 PM