Commencement

Race

Occidental Students Protest Harvard Law Professor as Commencement Speaker

​Students and faculty at Occidental College are protesting the school’s choice of Harvard Law School professor Randall L. Kennedy as their commencement speaker for his controversial statements on race-related activism and the film “The Hunting Ground.”

Class Day Orators
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Class Day Orators

From left to right, Ivy orators Aaron I. Hendricks ‘16 and Christina M. Teodorescu ‘16 and Harvard orators Mariam H. Jalloul ‘16 and Min-Woo S. Park ‘16 pose for a photo before the steps of Tercentary Theater. The four were chosen to speak on this year’s Class Day, the Senior Class Committee announced on Monday.

Class Day Orators
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Senior Class Committee Names 2016 Class Day Student Speakers

​Four seniors have been selected to speak at the Class of 2016’s Class Day festivities this year, the Senior Class Committee announced on Monday.

Martha L. Minow
Race

Minow Calls on Michigan Graduates to Combat Injustice

At a time when she faces immense pressure to address what some have alleged is racism at Harvard Law School, Dean Martha L. Minow challenged a crowd of about 900 graduating students from the University of Michigan on Sunday to stand up against injustice in their post-graduate lives.

Commencement 2015
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Commencement 2015

Latin Salutatory
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Latin Salutatory

James Paul McGlone '15 wows the audience while performing the Latin Salutatory during Commencement on May 28.

Commencement 2015
Student Life

Commencement 2015

Devabrata Chakraborty holds a globe along with soon-to-be Kennedy School graduates during Commencement on May 28.

Deval Patrick Receives Honorary Degree
Commencement

Deval Patrick Receives Honorary Degree

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval L. Patrick '78 receives an honorary degree during Commencement on May 28.

Deval Patrick at Commencement 2015
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Deval Patrick at Commencement 2015

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval L. Patrick '78 received an honorary degree during Commencement on May 28.

The Sheriff Speaks
On Campus

The Sheriff Speaks

Sheriff of Middlesex County Peter J. Koutoujian adjourned the Morning Exercises of Commencement 2015.

Commencement 2015
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Commencement 2015

Undergraduates gathered in Memorial Church before the Commencement Morning Exercises began.

Hugging a House-Master
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Hugging a House-Master

Jordan Mann '15 hugs Kirkland Co-Housemaster Verena A. Conley before entering Memorial Church preceding the Commencement Exercises on May 28.

Commencement Celebration
Student Life

Commencement Celebration

Jovonne J. Bickerstaff, who earned a PhD in Sociology, and Jacqueline C. Rivers, who earned a PhD in Sociology and African and African American Studies, celebrate during Commencement on May 28.

Commencement 2015
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Commencement 2015

Jovonne J. Bickerstaff, who earned a PhD in Sociology, hugs Jacqueline C. Rivers, who earned a PhD in Sociology and African and African American Studies, as her degree is conferred during Commencement on May 28.

Commencement

To Applause and Admiration, Ginsburg Receives Radcliffe Medal

Joined on the stage by former Stanford Law School dean Kathleen M. Sullivan, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg discussed landmark cases she argued during her career as a litigator.