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Felipe Calderón: 'You must never, ever give up' on ideals

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"Man's power to create is bigger than his power to destroy," said Mexican President Felipe Calderón during Stanford's 120th Commencement. He urged young people to bypass the false dichotomies that pit environmental reform against economic growth and to "do what many said was impossible."

Gail Bowman: No need to be perfect to live a successful life

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In her Baccalaureate address to the Class of 2011, "The Possibility of God," the Rev. Gail E. Bowman, university chaplain at Dillard University in New Orleans, drew inspiration from several places, including a scene from The Matrix and a poem by Gwendolyn Brooks.

Rob Reich: 'Your education here has not been frivolous'

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During his Class Day lecture Saturday, Rob Reich, associate professor of political science, told members of the Class of 2011 that a new social economy awaits them. That "amazing new world" is one in which the lines between the private sector, the non-profit world and government are blurred.

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