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Poet Tracy Smith Elected 2019 Commencement Chief Marshal of Alumni

United States poet laureate Tracy K. Smith ’94 has been elected the 25th reunion chief marshal and will lead the 368th iteration of Harvard’s Commencement exercises, the University announced last week.

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Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening to Bomb Harvard, Shoot Attendees of 2017 Black Commencement

The man who threatened to bomb Harvard and shoot attendees of the University’s 2017 black Commencement ceremony pleaded guilty to charges related to the matter. U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani scheduled a sentencing hearing for May 23, 2019.

Colombian President at the IOP
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Former Colombian President Santos to Deliver 2019 Harvard Kennedy School Graduation Address

Former Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos will deliver the Harvard Kennedy School’s 2019 graduation address, Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf announced Tuesday.

Harvard Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
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Labor Leader and Rights Advocate Dolores Huerta to Receive Radcliffe Medal

Prominent labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores C. Huerta will receive this year’s Radcliffe Medal, the highest honor given by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. It is given annually to an individual committed to “excellence, inclusion, and social impact."

Angela Merkel
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Angela Merkel Named 2019 Harvard Commencement Speaker

Chancellor of Germany Angela D. Merkel will cross the Atlantic next May to speak at Harvard’s 368th commencement ceremony, the University announced Friday.

Anant T. Pai'19 is Second Class Marshal
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Fourteen Seniors Selected as Class Marshals

Catherine L. Zhang ’19 and Anant T. Pai ’19 were named First and Second Marshals, respectively.

Tercentenary Theater Commencement 2016
Crime

Man Arrested for Threatening to Bomb Harvard’s 2017 Black Commencement

Phoenix, Ariz. resident Nicholas Zuckerman, 24, allegedly wrote on Instagram: “If the blacks only ceremony happens, then I encourage violence and death at it."

Rep. John Lewis
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Rep. John Lewis

Congressman and principal Commencement Day speaker John Lewis addresses the Harvard College Class of 2018 on May 24.

HAA's Susan Morris Novick
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HAA's Susan Morris Novick

Susan Morris Novick '85 signals the start of the Annual Meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association in Tercentenary Theatre Thursday afternoon.

Drew Faust
College

Faust Confers 1,533 College Degrees at 367th Commencement

University President Drew G. Faust conferred 1,533 bachelors of arts and bachelors of science degrees on members of the Class of 2018 in Harvard’s 367th Commencement exercises Thursday.

Class Marshals
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Class Marshals

Berkeley E. Brown '18 and Wyatt M. Robertson '18

Coretta Scott King
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Coretta Scott King at Class Day

On June 12, 1968, Coretta Scott King addressed a campus disillusioned by the draft and a spate of political violence.

Linda Greenhouse
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Linda Greenhouse

Rep. John Lewis
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John Lewis Named 2018 Commencement Speaker

Lewis, a decorated icon of civil rights in the United States, has represented Georgia’s 5th congressional district for over 30 years.

Berkeley E. Brown '18
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Berkeley E. Brown '18

Berkeley E. Brown '18 was elected as the First Marshal of the Class of 2018 Friday, following two rounds of voting. Wyatt M. Robertson '18 will join her as the Second Marshal.

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