Biden told the Naval Academy's Class of 2022 that they would graduate as "representatives and defenders of our democracy."
Elizabeth Bonker delivered her college commencement speech without speaking a word, making her message of service resonate even more.
"When leaders betray public faith through deceitful rhetoric, quibbling, or the appearance of unethical behavior, it erodes public trust," the letter from a group of former West Point graduates read.
"More than anything, this pandemic has fully, finally torn back the curtain on the idea that so many of the folks in charge know what they're doing," he said.
"In short, we have to work together rather than alone," the German chancellor told Harvard alumni.
"Trust is your bond, and if people trust you to be a person of your word, that will carry you far in the profession," Jeh Johnson said.
"As such, I stand before my family, friends and graduating class to say that I am proud to be a gay son of God."
"Mr. Pence has been a good friend to the University over many years, and is a Christian brother whose life and values have exemplified what we strive to instill in our graduates."
Anita Hill made the #MeToo movement a centerpiece of her commencement address to Rutgers law students on Thursday.
Apple CEO Tim Cook's commencement speech at Duke University Sunday offered graduates a "think different" strategy that touted the women of the "me too" movement as well as the Parkland, Florida shooting survivors.
"The only real response we can make is to stand up and fight back—reclaim American democracy," Sanders said in a Brooklyn speech.
Notre Dame seniors have witnessed many things at Notre Dame Stadium the past year for which they had little regard.
The "snowflake" insult is a way to mock politically correct millennials—who, in theory, are especially sensitive because they were raised to think they're special.
The new photos and audio show Clinton as a graduating college senior.
The president criticized Donald Trump without speaking the presumptive Republican presidential nominee's name.