Hiatus filler: The Guardian on Graduation
One thing Part III students do not have the privilege of doing is graduating. This isn’t a poetic statement that Part III is about preparing its students for a lifetime of mathematics… rather I suspect this has to do with funding and the official status of Part III as something in between an undergrad and graduate degree.
The Guardian has a nice article on the price of commencement speakers in the US. It’s worth pointing out for the UK-US cultural differences it brings up as well as some of the dollar values involved.
A related Stanford story: Rumour had it that during Chelsea Clinton’s time as an undergraduate at Stanford, the students and administration decided not to invite Bill Clinton to speak at commencement because of the Lewinski scandal. Since then (again, rumour has it), he has declined any further invitations to give the commencement speech.
As it is the season, congrats to all of the graduates of the Class of 2007… even those that don’t have a graduation ceremony, and even those whose exam period is just beginning, say, this Thursday.
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