News


Stanford announces commencement speakers

Alum Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, N.J., will address graduates June 17

Cory Booker, former Stanford University football player, Rhodes scholar and current mayor of Newark, N.J., will address graduates at Stanford's 121st Commencement June 17, the university announced.

This story contains 382 words.

If you are a paid subscriber, check to make sure you have logged in. Otherwise our system cannot recognize you as having full free access to our site.

If you are a paid print subscriber and haven't yet set up an online account, click here to get your online account activated.

Chris Kenrick

Comments

Like this comment
Posted by Mary
a resident of Menlo Park
on Feb 9, 2012 at 6:05 am

Hi,

Loved the article about the Mayor of Newark. How can I contact Mr. Booker about appearing at Gunn High for an assembly or panel discussion?

Please send contact info - email address, office phone#, etc.

Thank you!
Mary
Stanford - Class of 1983


Like this comment
Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Feb 10, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Mayor of Newark, NJ? Ugh. Makes me think of Janet Evanovich, which in turns makes me think she'd give a more interesting talk ;-)


Like this comment
Posted by Damning with faint praise
a resident of Stanford
on Feb 10, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Booker seems to be a person of some accomplishment but the Weekly lists former football player first.
Thanks for contributing to the general dumbing down.


Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Paris Baguette coming to Mountain View
By Elena Kadvany | 20 comments | 6,551 views

Sing and celebrate
By Sally Torbey | 7 comments | 1,342 views

Surviving Family Holidays
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 446 views

 

Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund

For the last 23 years, the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund has given away more than $4 million to local nonprofits serving children and families. When you make a donation, every dollar is automatically doubled, and 100% of the funds go directly to local programs. It’s a great way to ensure your charitable donations are working at home.

DONATE HERE