September 20, 2012 - Eavan Boland gives the opening lecture to the Stanford Class of 2016 and discusses the merits of receiving a liberal education in the modern world. From her position as director of the creative writing program, she explains how students should follow all of their passions by taking advantage of the opportunities that Stanford presents.
The First Lecture is part of the New Student Orientation at Stanford University and provides a way to welcome new undergraduates to the campus. It is delivered to the entire freshman class and helps to prepare them for the academics to follow.
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