Columbia College's 2010 Class Council announced that NAACP President Ben Jealous will be its Class Day Speaker in May. Jealous, who graduated from Columbia in 1994, was named in the "short list" of speakers, who included Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, actresses Anna Paquin (who attended one year) and Julia Stiles, former president Bill Clinton and current President Obama (Class of '83). Reaction to the pick is mixed—one Bwog commenter says, "great choice" while another says, "thanks, columbia. a last slap in the face"—but complaining about Class Day Speakers is a long tradition. Remember the furor when John McCain spoke in 2006? Matthew Fox in 2007? Or Joel Klein in 2008?