5/29/14, "Mo and heavy hitters team up for N.Y.U.’s graduation
," The Villager, Lincoln Anderson
"There was quite a lineup
at Yankee Stadium last Wednesday morning — but only one of them was actually a baseball player.
The occasion was New York University’s
182nd commencement at the House That Jeter Built. Having outgrown its
former commencement venue, Washington Square Park, N.Y.U. has held its
graduation at the Bronx stadium since 2008.
Around 8,000 students received undergraduate, graduate and
professional degrees at the morning ceremony, which was attended by
25,000 guests, as well as alumni, faculty and other N.Y.U. community
Commencement speaker Yellen told the grads to expect failure as well as success. “Even Ruth, Gehrig and DiMaggio failed
most of the time when they stepped to the plate,” she said.
Reserve colleagues and I experienced this as we struggled to address a
financial and economic crisis that threatened the global economy.” She praised Ben Bernanke’s leadership of the Fed during the recession.