Senior fellow Geneva Overholser speaks at St. Andrews 117th annual commencement ceremony

Senior fellow Geneva Overholser speaks at St. Andrews 117th annual commencement ceremony. As quoted in The Fayetteville Observer, Overholser said to the 82 new graduates, "your last St. Andrews assignment is to think about what's important to you. Determine the goals that will enable you to lead your life. Write them down. Commit them to memory. And then commit to checking in with yourself regularly to see how you're doing."…

To The Lucky Class of 2009

Another year, another graduation. But, of course, this is not just another year. For the graduates themselves, it is one of the most important times of their lives. For many of them, their parents and millions of ordinary Americans, it is a very, very tough time. My graduation was last Friday — not as a student, but as a teacher at the University of Southern California. For me it was a great year because I had great students. I hear I'm in a dying business – not education, but my field: The things I teach, journalism and writing, are destined…