The Harvard College Pan-African Dance and Music Ensemble led the academic procession to the stage on the steps of Memorial Church. The troupe lined the central aisle between thousands of folding chairs as Faust and select well-wishers filed onto the stage
Faust accepted the second of Harvard's illustrious insignia, a bound copy of official Harvard records dating from 1639 to 1795, from former Harvard President Neil L. Rudenstine. The compilation contains an original sketch of the famous "Veritas" insignia.
Bass-baritone opera singer Simon Estes performed "Amazing Grace" as the ceremony entered its conclusion. Faust, University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann '71, Gov. Deval L. Patrick '78, and others listen from the stage.
In ‘Utopia, Limited,’ Fitzbattleaxe (Walter B. Klyce ’10) sings of his love for Zara (Charlotte Munson), who cautions him that love’s true words should be spoken softly. The show is running at the Agassiz Theatre through April 14.
Annette Betanski and Holly Zagaria are among the many stars of the 69th annual Lowell House Opera, “Der Rosenkavalier.” Produced by Sarah S. Eggleston ’07, the show runs through March 17 in the Lowell House Dining Hall.