Nice work, anonymous commenter.
Mads has received confirmation that Bill O'Reilly will NOT be this year's Commencement Speaker. The speaker is not even "conservative," as we were previously tipped.
College Relations will be announcing the speaker within the next month.
An anonymous, but reliable source gives us insight into how the speaker is chosen:
A list of potential speakers was chosen by a committee of students, who make every effort not to publicize the person's name. The students and Class of 2008 President then met with the College President to narrow down the list, and Cappy herself made the invitation and official contract. They keep this quiet until all of the contractual stuff is settled 100%.
So there you have it. Keep checking Mads for updates on Commencement 2008.
UPDATE: The name of columnist Randy Cohen has been thrown into the ring.
UPDATE #2: We're very gullible...but...Cohen resides in New York and speaks for $10,000-$20,000. Hmm.