Cristina V. Fernandez
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.
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