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Katie Couric Breaks Another Glass Ceiling

5:55 PM, Feb 3, 2009 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
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She will be the first female class day speaker at Princeton. It's a real milestone in our struggle for gender equality. The selection was made by the students and endorsed by the administration:

While every member of the senior class might not be thrilled with the selection, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Students Thomas Dunne was supportive of the choice.

"For someone of her professional standing to agree to come to speak at the University without receiving honorarium is something really special," said Dunne, who works with the Class Day co-chairs to secure a speaker each year.

Her professional standings? Isn't she still third in the ratings, i.e. dead last.