Jean Rohe, a new double degree (B.A./B.F.A) recipient from the New School, was chosen as a commencement speaker, with the dubious honor of appearing before Senator John McCain. She took the opportunity to preemptively respond to McCain's speech, as he gave the exact same one at Liberty U. (smooches to Jerry Falwell) and Columbia U. Read the speech here, as well as the political situation at the New School that convinced Jean to change her speech. It is a very impressive speech, balancing passion with discipline as only a musician could.
(via Darcy James Argue)