Princeton draws big names for non-commencement addresses

    Even though Princeton only hosts a commencement speak when the sitting president is willing to talk, the university has found other ways to draw big names to end-of-the-year events. Actress Brooke Shields and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will both be at the campus at the end of next month, the Associated Press reports.
    Shields, a 1987 graduate, will speak at the graduation weekend Class Day celebration May 29. Bloomberg, whose daughter is a 2001 graduate, will address grads at the May 29 baccalaureate celebration. Bloomberg is also the namesake of the Bloomberg dorm, to which he made a financial contribution.

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