Morning Digest: Commencement speakers, DCPS, and free visits to Europe

Better than a cup of coffee, the Morning Digest will provide you with what you need to be prepared for the day: a daily round-up of links, local news, and important events on campus and around D.C.

yellow smiley sun with sunglasses  7 cmToday will be sunny with a high of 85.

To masticate today:

  • 2013 Commencement speakers: The speakers  for the 2013 commencement ceremonies have been announced. This year, the lineup includes Lithuanian president Dalia Grybauskaitė for the SFS, Democratic Senator Matthew Cowan from Massachusetts for the MSB, Dr. Lisa Simpson, CEO of AcademyHealth, for the NHS, and  Lisa Shannon, founder of Run for Congo Women and the Thousand Sisters Campaign, for the College. 

What to look out for:

  • D.C. Schools: Today, the first arguments will be heard in federal court against the closure of 15 schools in the District. The plaintiffs, organized by advocacy group Empower DC, claim that the closures “disproportionately affect poor and minority children and therefore violate a number of civil rights laws.”
  • Glover Park-Burleith Farmer’s Market: The Glover Park-Burleith Farmer’s Market will be re-opening for the summer tomorrow morning at 11 a.m. Hardy Middle School on 34 St. and Wisconsin Ave.
  • EU Open House: Every year in May, the European Union embassies open their doors to the public. This Saturday, 27 member countries will be open to visits  from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. See if your Maps knowledge is still fresh, and make sure to check out soon-to-be member state Croatia.

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