Quoted: Shonda Rhimes ’91 on Being Commencement Speaker


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“I gave a speech at Dartmouth College and it was in front of thousands of people, and I think that was the moment when I thought, OK, I’m not dying, so I’m doing OK. And that was the start of me feeling OK with it,” says Shonda Rhimes ’91, speaking on The Ellen Degeneres Show about her “year of yes,” in which she accepted every invitation that made her nervous, including the one from her alma mater.

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