Chapel Hill: Opinion

May 23, 2014 12:00 AM

Bob Wilson: The dumbing down of commencement addresses

A funny thing happened to Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on his way to deliver the 2014 Commencement Address at Duke University: Nothing.

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