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Voices from Stanford 125 Video
Can you recognize the voices featured in our “Stanford 125” video?
In our Stanford 125th Anniversary video, we included soundbites from ten notable campus speeches. Can you identify the voices?  

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“According to one study, if all the companies traced back to Stanford graduates formed their own nation you'd be one of the largest economies in the world..” *

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President Barack Obama made that statement during the White House Summit on Cybersecurity, which took place on February  13, 2015, in Memorial Auditorium. 

(President Obama's remarks begin at approximately 3:01:40 in the video below.)
 
“I am more convinced than ever that this is the best university on the face of the planet.” *

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In her remarks at Stanford University's 119th Commencement on June 13, 2010, Susan Rice, U. S. National Security Advisor and former Ambassador to the United Nations, challenged graduates to innovate and serve; to shape change and "be that change... for a lifetime."
 
“There's an infectious feeling here that innovation can solve almost every problem.” *

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At Stanford's 123rd Commencement, on June 15, 2014, Bill and Melinda Gates, co-chairs of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, urged graduates to change the world through optimism and empathy.
 
“Education enables us to continue on our evolutionary path.” *

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On April 21, 2009, former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor addressed students on how purpose and values lead to a fulfilling life.  Her talk, as the inaugural Rathbun Visiting Fellow, honored the late Stanford Law Professor Harry Rathbun.
 
“Every step of my Stanford career, this university has given me immensely more than I have ever been able to give it.” *

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Cory Booker, United States Senator and former mayor of Newark, New Jersey, challenged Stanford graduates to be courageous, never lose faith and always work together during Stanford's 121st Commencement on June 17, 2012.
 
“Your voice is as powerful as the next. And it has a place here.” *

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At Stanford's 2013 Convocation ceremony on September 18, 2013, student speaker Jessica Anderson began her address singing a cappella: "Be yourself, play it loud. Raise your voice, shout it out."
 
“We are immersed in a culture that lets us take risks, discover new ways of thinking, redefine what is authentically us.” *

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Shelby Monét Sinclair, a senior majoring in comparative studies in race and ethnicity, offered the student reflection at Stanford's 124th Baccalaureate ceremony on  June 13, 2015.  The keynote speaker that day was civil rights leader Vernon E. Jordan, Jr.
 
“Just being here, in the presence of such energetic, stimulated brilliance, makes us all want to be better.” *

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In April 2015, Oprah Winfrey shared her vision for a meaning life with the Stanford community as the Rathbun Visiting Fellow for 2015. At the end of her daylong campus visit, she delivered "Harry's Last Lecture on a Meaningful Life." The annual address honors the late Stanford Law School Professor Harry Rathbun.
 
“As you graduate to begin anew, I wish that for you. Stay hungry. Stay foolish.” *

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Drawing from some of the most pivotal points in his life, Steve Jobs, chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, urged graduates to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life's setbacks.  He spoke at the university's 114th Commencement on June 12, 2005.
 
“How will you put your education to use? What will your gifts to the world be?” *

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Stanford President John Hennessy made this remark during the 124th Commencement ceremony, which took place on June 14, 2015.

(President Hennessy's closing remarks begin at approximately 1:40:00 in the video below.)
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