Moment #1: Nikolas Guggenberger’s “Spelfie” (selfie taken during a speech)
“Class of 2014, congratulations. You have accomplished great things and you deserve appreciation. But first let me take a selfie.”
Moment #2: Faris Ali Mohiuddin presenting the 2014 student and staff awards with co-president Rachel Alicia McDaniel (and explaining why most grads might not know him).
Moment #3: Associate Dean for Public Service and Public Interest Law Diane Chin offering valuable advice to the Class of 2014 upon accepting the Staff Appreciation Award.
- "Remember to stay true to your true self, your best self, and never, never be afraid to live out loud.”
Moment #4: Professor Norman Spaulding managing to cite from Seinfeld, The Office, and Muhammad Ali (in addition to author Wallace Stevens) in his speech.
- If you have the fortitude, you could of course adopt Muhammad Ali’s view of his work as your own. Ali famously said:“Its just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.”
Moment #5 Dean Magill's Charge to the Class
- "If we were ever leading you, that job is over. You are out in front. We are the rear guard, rooting for you to achieve all that you hope for."