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2018 sets record for female graduation speakers

Sheryl Sandberg.
Sheryl Sandberg delivering Senior Class Day address at Harvard. Photo: Rick Friedman/Corbis via Getty Images

"For the first time in at least two decades, the majority of the nation’s top colleges are featuring women as their spring commencement speakers," AP's Collin Binkley reports.

By the numbers: "[W]omen account for nearly 60 percent of the speakers at the 25 schools that have the largest endowments and traditionally carry the clout to draw big names to the lectern.