Geoffrey Canada to Ask Penn Grads to Consider Nonprofit Careers Today

In a time when student debt is increasing and available jobs for new graduates are limited, commencement speakers for the class of 2012 have a difficult challenge ahead of them. This year, notable speakers who will step up to the podium with some mix of advice and optimism include President Obama at Barnard, Brown University President Ruth J. Simmons at her own institution before her retirement, and Jacqueline Novogratz, founder and CEO of the Acumen Fund, at Gettysburg.

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