May 22nd, 2008

Heads up, people. (Wesleyan Reunion/Commencement)

(thanks to hca, jila, cerridwynn, silk_roses, vejesus, mahjhongg, and belfrynotes)

On Sunday, May 25, 2008, United States Senator Barack Obama will deliver the Commencement Address at the 176th Commencement Ceremony at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.

Senator Obama is honored to speak on behalf of United States Senator Edward M. Kennedy, who was previously scheduled to deliver the address.

"Ted and I talked about me filling in for him at Wesleyan University earlier this week. Considering what he's done for me and for our country, there's nothing I wouldn't do for him. So I'm looking forward to standing in his place on Sunday even though I know I won't be able to fill his shoes," Senator Obama said.
I'm guessing it'll be particularly important to grab a place on Foss Hill this year.

"She lived on the Hellmouth, I lived in Baghdad"

For my friends who are Buffy fans, from Monday's Morning Edition on NPR:

(listen at
Vampire Slayer Buffy Saves Iraq Reporter's Soul
by Jamie Tarabay

Morning Edition, May 19, 2008 · Buffy the Vampire Slayer saved the world and the sanity of NPR's Jamie Tarabay while she was in Baghdad. Tarabay explores why she needed the slayer during her time in Iraq.

(spoilers, if you care)

Thanks to in_parentheses!