ITHACA, N.Y.—Following the announcement that this year’s convocation speaker will be esteemed filmmaker Ava DuVernay, students gave a collective thumbs-up after looking up her name to find out who she is.
“Woah, turns out this Ava DuVernay is a gifted storyteller giving people of color important representation in the film industry,” said Mike Gibbs ’18, reading directly from her Wikipedia page. “That’s pretty dope.”
“I can’t wait to hear from the director of powerful films like Selma and 13th,” added Becca Sabine ’20. “I did just hear of those movies a few minutes ago, but boy am I excited to look those up, too!”
Noting the overwhelmingly positive reception of the news, sources confirmed that among those who applauded the decision were bigots across campus who were just too lazy to Google her bio.