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Commencement 2019

Daishi Miguel Tanaka ’19
Photography by Ela Chavez ’21

DACA recipient Daishi Miguel Tanaka '19 graduated last month without his parents in attendance.

6.20.19

Davóne Tines
Photograph by Jim Harrison

Short takes from Commencement, from a stirring “Lift Every Voice and Sing” and powerful reunion moments to Mme. Caller and a neglected feline would-be honorand

July-August 2019

President Bacow’s lighter, and personal, side during Commencement week

July-August 2019

President Bacow’s first baccalaureate

Photograph by Kris Snibbe/HPAC

Commencement remarks on character and conduct by President Lawrence S. Bacow, Chancellor Angela Merkel, Teju Cole, and more

July-August 2019

The honorands of 2019

July-August 2019

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(1 of 9) Bright-red clackers helped public-health degree candidates promote hand-washing.

Photograph by Jim Harrison

At the 368th Commencement, sober talk about the times—and life lessons from a cohort of powerful women

July-August 2019

From left: Teresita Alvarez-Bjelland, Dan H. Fenn Jr., Tamara Elliott Rogers
Photographs from left by: Jim Harrison; Kris Snibbe/HPAC; Jim Harrsion

For extraordinary service to the University

July-August 2019

Evelyn Richmond and Arsen Charles 

Photograph by Jim Harrison

Evelyn Richmond ’41 and Arsen Charles ’42 led the 2019 alumni parade.

July-August 2019

In a conversation with Soledad O’Brien ’88, Dolores Huerta discussed activism’s past, present, and future.

Photograph by Tony Rinaldo

Radcliffe Medalist Dolores Huerta has spent her life helping people realize that they have power. 

5.31.19

Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel

Photograph by Jim Harrison

German chancellor Angela Merkel addresses the class of 2019.   

5.30.19

Photograph by Jim Harrison

Beyond the formalities, a message at the Morning Exercises of the University’s 368th Commencement

5.30.19