The Daily Pennsylvanian is a student-run nonprofit.

Please support us by disabling your ad blocker on our site.

Harvard and Penn aren't the only schools to announce their Commencement speakers.

George Washington revealed that Apple CEO Tim Cook will give the address at the University's Commencement on May 17 while Winston Salem State announced the Grammy and Oscar-winning rapper Common will speak at their graduation on May 15.

Cook, who has been Apple's CEO since 2011, holds the distinction of being the first openly gay CEO of a Fortune 500 company, coming out last October. 

“I know our graduating students will be inspired and enlightened by his reflections on the lessons he has garnered from his distinguished career as a highly effective leader at the forefront of technological innovation," George Washington President Steven Knapp said in a press release.

Meanwhile, Common is coming off his Oscar victory alongside John Legend for their song "Glory" for the Academy Award-nominated film "Selma." 

For more on Cook, check out the GW Hatchet. For more on Common, here's the Winston Salem Journal.

Comments powered by Disqus

Please note All comments are eligible for publication in The Daily Pennsylvanian.