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The Hoya Criticizes GU's Commencement Speaker Selection Process

The Hoya's editorial board says that Georgetown University's commencement speaker selection process could benefit by being more transparent and timely.

According to the editorial, the University delayed announcing its 2013 commencement speakers until the end of final exams, just a week before graduation, revealing a lineup that the editorial described as "underwhelming."

Says the editorial:

If Georgetown means to choose its speakers with integrity, the selection process behind the choices must be more transparent. When the announcement finally came, the university did not, as it had done in previous years, provide biographical information on its choices, rather posting links to the speakers’ own personal Web pages. As a result of these oversights, the decision gives some the impression that it was rushed, which may not be the case.

The editors support the University's decision not to pay commencement speakers, as some colleges have done, paying between $5,000 and $50,000 for high-profile speakers. Instead, each of Georgetown's various schools selects a speaker for its specific graduation ceremony. How each selection is made, the editorial described as a selection process made "entirely in the dark."

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