NYC mayor urges courage at Ohio commencement

GAMBIER, Ohio (AP) — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg told college graduates in Ohio that success in life requires courage, curiosity and hard work.

Bloomberg addressed Saturday’s commencement at Kenyon College northeast of Columbus.

According to The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer (bit.ly/YR0WXT), Bloomberg encouraged the 410 graduates to “have the courage to think for yourself and to believe in your idea.”

He says lack of courage lies at the heart of political problems.

Bloomberg, who backs stronger federal gun control laws, highlighted recent gun violence and says the inability to enact tougher gun laws reflects a lack of courage.

The three-term mayor worked on Wall Street and founded the Bloomberg financial news and information service before he was elected.

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Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com

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