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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Anne Burke: take risks

Justice Anne Burke, an Illinois Supreme Court Justice, gave a worthy challenge to our graduates today. Last night, she told me she was going to encourage the graduates always to take risks, and she did. The message got through. It was clear that several students were thanking her just a bit later as they were walking across the stage and she was shaking all their hands. Read her complete text, and see lots of photos and video of the UIS commencement on the UIS web site.

I also thought student speaker Denean Vreeland was terrific. Her enthusiasm was evident all day long, as the video indicates. And now she'll be teaching math at a high school. What a great story!

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