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posted: 2/24/2012 12:30 AM

Poll Vault: What would you say to a graduating class?

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  • Here's your chance to impart your wisdom to the Class of 2012.

      Here's your chance to impart your wisdom to the Class of 2012.
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  • Cokie Roberts will speak at the University of Illinois graduation ceremonies May 13 in Champaign.

      Cokie Roberts will speak at the University of Illinois graduation ceremonies May 13 in Champaign.
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The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, my alma mater, announced this week that news analyst Cokie Roberts will be the speaker for the campuswide graduation ceremonies May 13 at Assembly Hall.

When I graduated, in 1994, the commencement speaker was then-first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton. As I recall, she talked about health care.

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If you were asked to speak to a graduating class, what would you say? What sage advice could you impart to the Class of 2012?

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