He surprised graduates by talking about his father. But he cracked jokes too.

'Like you, I’m a little scared but also excited. '

She mentioned the controversy of her ouster from The New York Times.

The criticism was aimed at those who had protested an earlier choice for commencement speaker.

He also gave a speech. Watch it all here.

Watch it. Read it.

'If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it.'

The selected speaker is a Colorado state senator who embraces corporate school reform.

She will speak at Bard College in May along with her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly.