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Class Day Speakers
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Senior Class Committee Names Student Class Day Speakers

The Senior Class Committee announced the four members of the graduating Class of 2017 who will share reflections on their time at Harvard May 24 for the College’s annual Class Day celebrations.

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Maura Healey To Serve as Chief Marshal at Commencement

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura T. Healey ’92 will lead this year’s Commencement exercises as the chief marshal.

Gavels in the Air
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Former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates to Speak at Law School Class Day

​Sally Q. Yates, the former Acting Attorney General of the United States whom President Donald Trump fired in January, will be the Law School’s 2017 Class Day speaker.

Commencement Day Speakers in the Last 30 Years by Gender
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Commencement Day Speakers in the Last 30 Years by Gender

Steven Spielberg Commencement Speaker 2016
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For Commencement, A Historically Male Set of Speakers

In the past 30 years, the University has chosen just seven women to deliver the Commencement Day oration—a pattern that some involved in planning graduation exercises criticize.

Mark Zuckerberg 2004
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Harvard Dropout to Give Address to Harvard Graduates

Mark Zuckerberg was named as Harvard's Commencement Speaker this year. Looks like he'll finally get to experience a real Harvard graduation.

Back on Campus
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Mark Zuckerberg Named 2017 Commencement Speaker

Facebook founder and Harvard dropout Mark E. Zuckerberg will return to campus on May 25 to speak at the University’s 366th commencement ceremony.

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In Ceremony, College Honors Off-Cycle Graduates

Harvard College honored 99 students who are completing their degrees midyear at a recognition ceremony on Dec. 2.

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14 Senior Class Marshals Named

Fourteen members of the Class of 2017 were appointed as Senior Class Marshals following last week’s elections, concluding a nearly-three week selection process.

Divinity School Bicentennial
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Divinity School Bicentennial

Students, faculty, and staff of the Harvard Divinity School flood into Andover Hall to observe portions of “Faces of Divinity: Envisioning Inclusion for 200 Years.” The exhibit, which explores how the Divinity School became multireligious, opened Tuesday as a part of the school’s bicentennial celebrations.

University President Drew G. Faust Addresses the 2016 Harvard Alumni Association Meeting
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Faust Calls For Character-Based Education in Commencement Address

University President Drew G. Faust outlined a vision for a university education that shapes a student’s character and values—not just their intellectual and professional development—in her annual Commencement address Thursday afternoon.

Graduate School of Education Class of 2016
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College confers 1,661 Degrees at 365th Commencement

In a sunny and spirited Tercentenary Theatre, Harvard awarded 7,727 degrees and 11 certificates during its 365th Commencement exercises Thursday morning, including 1,661 degrees to Harvard College students and 988 to students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Steven Spielberg Commencement Speaker 2016
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Spielberg Calls On Graduates To Follow ‘Intuition’ in Commencement Speech

Renowned filmmaker Steven Spielberg called on graduates to follow their intuition and avoid falling prey to overwhelming “voices of authority.” Drawing upon his own path to a career in film, Spielberg compelled graduates to follow their gut.

Behind Closed Doors - Final Clubs
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Behind Closed Doors - Final Clubs

1991 Recession Cartoon
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1991 Recession Cartoon

This cartoon appeared in the October 6, 1990 issue of The Crimson with the title: “University Falls Prey to Economic Malaise.”