On January 9th, students from the University of Virginia’s January Term class “New Media in New York: Industries and Policies” visited Stephen Colbert and ‘The Colbert Report’ set. The annual course taught by Professor Siva Vaidhyanathan includes a number of visits to major media in New York City.
Happy New Year, Hubsters! I hope your New Year’s Eve was just like the ending to ‘When Harry Met Sally.’ Okay, maybe not! We don’t get a Hollywood ending, but if we’re lucky enough, we get something far greater; an evening surrounded by loved ones, drinking some spirits and making a lot of noise at midnight! However you spent your New Year’s Eve/Day, I hope it was wonderful. We have now bid a fond farewell to 2013. In the words of John Lennon: “Another year over and a new one just begun.”
Now that this year has come to an end we find our fearless leader on several “Best of 2013” articles from all around the web. So, raise your champagne glasses, sing “Auld Lang Syne”, blow your noise-makers and enjoy these articles that feature Dr. Stephen T. Colbert, DFA and all of the wonderful things he did in 2013.
Stephen sat down for an interview following his valediction address at UVA with a reporter who happened to work previously on the Report. The resulting exchange is pretty awesome. Enjoy:
Stephen Colbert is appearing at his wife’s Aluma Mater, the University of Virginia, to offer the Valedictorian Speech. It is being live webcast if you would like to attend from afar. Saturday, May 18, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. (US-EST). It appears from the University of Virginia site, that the Valedictory Exercises have been moved to John Paul Jones Arena due to inclement weather.
Check out a chalk portrait of this handsome lad on the University of Virginia’s “Free Speech Monument” in Charlottesville, VA:
The UVA students are clearly excited about Stephen appearing as this year’s valediction speaker – and who better exemplifies the value of free speech better than our fearless pundit? A couple technical questions: how much much chalk was used, and how long does it take to create something like this? It looks uncannily like Stephen – so good job, Fan Artist.
Stephen Colbert, the host, co-writer and executive producer of Comedy Central’s Emmy and Peabody Award-winning series “The Colbert Report,” will be the keynote speaker at the University of Virginia’s 2013 Valedictory Exercises, the Class of 2013 Trustees have announced.
Part of the Finals Weekend festivities, Valediction is the ceremony at which the Class of 2013 will pay tribute to their time at the University and present the class gift and University awards. It will be held May 18 at 11 a.m. on the Lawn.
“The Graduation Committee and the Class Trustees are thrilled to have Stephen Colbert as our speaker,” said Priya Vithani, Class of 2013 graduation committee chair. “We are confident that his presence at Valediction will provide lasting memories, and many laughs, for the graduates and their families and friends.”
Colbert’s wife, Evelyn McGee Colbert, is a 1985 alumna of the College of Arts & Sciences. She double-majored in drama and English and participated in several summer productions of the Heritage Repertory Theatre, now the Heritage Theatre Festival.
In 2011, the Colberts made a generous gift to create a new Arts Scholars program in the College. Arts Scholars have direct access to the best resources in the arts at the University, a senior faculty member as their adviser-mentor, and funding for arts-intensive summer work. Sixteen students benefited from the program in its inaugural year in 2011, and 13 students who entered this fall were selected to be Arts Scholars in studio art, music, drama and dance.
Source: UVA Today.