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Former University President Lawrence H. Summers meets with Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino in 2006 for Summers's last appearance in Allston before leaving his position as president.
I still remember how I spent the summer prior to Freshman Week, fixated on my own imaginings of a perfect Harvard, of everything I would do, experience, and accomplish during my time here.
The tally of more than 360,000 living Harvard alumni grew by roughly 7,500 as undergraduate and graduate students from every school of the University marched in Thursday’s Commencement ceremonies.
Students assemble in the courtyard at Leverett House to receive their degrees.
U.S. Representative John Lewis receives an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree at Harvard's Commencement Exercises on Thursday while fellow awardees Kwame Anthony Appiah and Wendy Kopp look on. Lewis received the degree for his years as a leader in the Civil Rights Movement as chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and his continued service to the nation as a congressman.
Leverett House Master and physics professor Howard M. Georgi '68 sits in his House Master's robe at Commencement. According to tradition, House Masters join their graduating seniors in Commencement exercises, wearing their house colors.
Cabot Seniors wait to receive their diplomas on the Quad Lawn on Thursday afternoon
Peter J. Koutoujian, the Sheriff of Middlesex County, rises to adjourn the Commencement exercises. The Sheriff's formal orations of the start and dismissal of Commencement is a tradition that dates back to the seventeenth century.
Sam Himel '12 recieves a hug from Cabot House Master Rakesh Khurana during the House ceremony on Thursday afternoon.
Graduating senior and 2nd Class Marshal Lange P. Luntao prepares to be commenced on the sunny Thursday morning in Tercentary Theatre at Harvard University's 361st Commencement.