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Mark Arum: I’d Love to Be a College Commencement Speaker

Late last week, SiriusXM and CNN host Michael Smerconish revealed he had been uninvited to give a commencement address at a small Pennsylvania college. 95.5 WSB host Mark Arum just wants to be invited to give a speech.

While discussing pushback that President Joe Biden is receiving from Morehouse College students that he was selected as the college’s commencement speaker, The Mark Arum Show host said it is something he has always wanted to do.

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“I will do it free,” Arum said. “You don’t have to pay me for travel. You don’t have to pay for lodging, food, nothing. I just want an honorary doctorate degree. And I’d be very happy to give a commencement speech somewhere. That’s an open offer to anyone out there.”

Radio hosts aren’t an uncommon commencement speaker as one might think.

Longtime Philadelphia sports radio host Howard Eskin spoke at the graduation at Goldey-Beacom College last week and was awarded the honorary doctorate degree that Arum is chasing.

Meanwhile, in Smerconish’s case, he said a passage from his 2004 book about travel safety procedures after 9/11 was the reason he was viewed as too controversial of a candidate for Dickinson College to host as its commencement speaker.

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