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Commencement 2017

Chao Center

Photograph by Jim Harrison

Chao Center, a Law School alumnus as vice-presidential nominee, sexual-assault lexicon, Gen Ed transition, and more

September-October 2016

Ruth Rabb and Leon Starr

Ruth Rabb and Leon Starr
Photographs by Jim Harrison

The oldest graduates at Commencement

July-August 2016

Top row from left: Thomas G. Everett and Roger W. Ferguson Jr. Bottom row from left: John H. McArthur and Betsey Bradley Urschel

Top row from left: Thomas G. Everett and Roger W. Ferguson Jr. Bottom row from left: John H. McArthur and Betsey Bradley Urschel

Photograph by Stu Rosner

For “extraordinary service to the University”

July-August 2016

Joshuah Brian Campbell

Joshuah Brian Campbell

Photograph by Stu Rosner

A multitalented student, political zingers, a retiring Commencement directors, final-club ribbing, and more

July-August 2016

Rashida Jones
Photograph by Jim Harrison

Speakers making funny at the 365th Commencement

July-August 2016

Steven Spielberg
Photograph by Stu Rosner

Commencement oratory from Steven Spielberg, Drew Faust, and others

July-August 2016

Back row from left: Arnold Rampersad, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, El Anatsui, Elaine Fuchs, and Martin Rees. Front row from left: David Brion Davis, Stephen Spielberg, President Drew Faust, Mary L. Bonauto, Provost Alan Garber, and Judith J. Thomson Photograph by Stu Rosner

The honorands of 2016

July-August 2016

Law School graduates flaunt their profession’s symbol of authority.

Law School graduates flaunt their profession’s symbol of authority.

Photograph by Jim Harrison

Harvard goes Hollywood for Commencement, with sunny scenery, but sober talk.

July-August 2016

Radcliffe Institute dean Lizabeth Cohen presents the Radcliffe Medal to Janet Yellen. Photograph by Tony Rinaldo/Courtesy of Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study
 

Yellen reflected on her love for economics, her formative relationship with James Tobin, her adviser in graduate school, and her long career in the Federal Reserve system. 

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Panelists from left to right: David Autor, Ph.D. ’99; Louise Sheiner ’82, Ph.D. ’93; Cecilia Rouse ’86, Ph.D. ’92; Claudia Goldin, RI ’06; and Douglas W. Elmendorf, Ph.D. ’89
Photograph by Tony Rinaldo/Courtesy of Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

A substantive discussion at this election-year Radcliffe Day

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Drew Faust speaks at Commencement 2016’s afternoon exercises. Photograph by Stu Rosner

Following the presentation of four Harvard Medals, the Academy Award-winning filmmaker and Harvard's president spoke at the afternoon program.

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