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Class Day is Wednesday, May 28, with Commencement ceremonies taking place the following day.
Reflecting on her family's experiences and her own, broadcast journalist Soledad O'Brien '88 speaks to seniors at Class Day on Wednesday.
Having never met University President Drew Gilpin Faust while walking around campus, Ivy Orator Blythe B. Roberson ’13 searches for her in the crowd at Class Day on Wednesday.
Scott J. Yim '13, Danny P. Bicknell '13, and Pratyusha Yalamanchi ’13, front row, with other members of the senior class, react to the speech of Blythe B. Roberson '13.
Ames Award recipient Victor M. Flores '13 makes his way to the stage to accept his award.
Members of the senior class sing the Class of 2013's Class Ode.
Addressing Harvard Kennedy School graduates and their families at the School’s class day on Wednesday, Geoffrey Canada, president and CEO of social service organization Harlem Children’s Zone, encouraged this generation to complete the charitable work of the previous generation and improve society for the children who need it most.
Journalist, lawyer, and award-winning author Jeffrey R. Toobin ’82 told over 700 Harvard Law School graduates to be imaginative with their careers amid a declining and transforming job market during the school’s class day ceremony on Wednesday.
Soledad M. O’ Brien ’88-’00 encouraged thousands of students, parents, and alumni gathered in Tercentenary Theatre to break down barriers and “seek out goodness in others.”
With the recent announcement that Soledad M. O'Brien '88-'00 is slated to take the stage at Class Day this year, we at the Flyby thought we'd seize this opportunity to reflect upon some words of wisdom from previous Class Day speakers. Here are some salient snippets of their stirring speeches. Added bonus: watching these will help you with tonight's procrastination, guaranteed.
Broadcast journalist Soledad M. O’Brien ’88-’00 speaks at the Institute of Politics on May 4. O’Brien will deliver remarks as the Class Day speaker for the Class of 2013.