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Stanford commencement open to the public Sunday

Original post made on Jun 14, 2014

Husband and wife philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates will speak at Stanford University Commencement Sunday, June 15. The ceremony will be held in Stanford Stadium and tickets are not required.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, June 14, 2014, 8:07 AM

Comments (6)

Posted by Stand With Leah, a resident of Stanford
on Jun 14, 2014 at 8:46 am

Students will wear red tape on their caps in solidarity with Leah Francis, #standwithleah. Visitors should do the same to show their support for survivors of campus sexual assault at Stanford.


Posted by Big Question, a resident of Stanford
on Jun 14, 2014 at 9:43 am

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Posted by Stream-It-Please!, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 14, 2014 at 1:44 pm

Will Stanford be streaming this event? If not, why not?

Most folks have no interest in driving in all of that traffic, and dealing with parking and crowds. Streaming the event would allow folks who might be interested in listening to the speakers have that opportunity with adding to the chaos of these large gatherings.


Posted by N Bumppo, a resident of Barron Park
on Jun 14, 2014 at 2:01 pm

try KZSU fm


Posted by maria, a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Jun 14, 2014 at 8:06 pm

Pay attention: It will be streamed! Please don't drive.

"A live webcast of the ceremony also will be available beginning Sunday at 9:30 a.m. at commencement.stanford.edu/webcast."


Posted by musical, a resident of Palo Verde
on Jun 15, 2014 at 7:40 pm

Well, I went and listened to Bill and Melinda. Think different from the Jobs address 9 years ago.


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