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Ashton Kutcher's Address to the Class of 2020
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‘You Are the People I Admire’: Ashton Kutcher Calls for Hope Amid Adversity at Class of 2020 Dinner

Actor Ashton Kutcher addressed members of the Class of 2020 at their Class Day dinner Saturday night, telling them they allowed him to maintain hope amid adversities.

Attorney General Merrick Garland Commencement 2020 and 2021
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Merrick Garland ’74 Calls On Graduates to Take Up Public Service, Defend Democracy at Harvard Commencement

United States Attorney General Merrick B. Garland ’74 too the stage in Harvard Yard just before 10 a.m. to address the Classes of 2020 and 2021 at their joint Commencement ceremony Sunday.

The Chairs
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30,000 Chairs: Planning Harvard’s Triple Commencement

On Thursday, thousands of students, family members, and friends inundated Harvard Yard for the Class of 2022’s Commencement. On Sunday, tens of thousands more will do the same in celebration of the Classes of 2020 and 2021. An occasion of this magnitude demanded careful preparation, administrators say.

Eliot House Graduation
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For First Time in Three Years, Residential Houses Hold In-Person Festivities for Graduating Seniors

Harvard's twelve undergraduate houses held in-person ceremonies celebrating their graduating students for the first time in three years, reviving old traditions and hosting events for seniors.

University AAPI/APIDA Affinity Celebration
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Following Student Activism, Harvard Hosts Inaugural AAPI/APIDA Graduation Ceremony

After activism from student organizations on Harvard's campus, Harvard held its first annual graduation ceremony for Asian-American, Pacific Islander, and Desi American students in Tercentenary Theatre on Monday.

Harvard Law School
Commencement

Harvard Schools Host First In-Person Graduation Ceremonies in Three Years

Harvard's 12 schools hosted their first in-person graduation ceremonies in two years this week.

University Black Graduation
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Black, Latinx, BGTLQ, and First-Gen Graduates Celebrate in University-Wide Affinity Ceremonies

Thousands of graduates received multicolor stoles during University-wide affinity group graduation ceremonies in Sanders Theatre, Memorial Church, and at Harvard Divinity School Tuesday.

Benjamin Porteous Delivers Latin Salutatory
Commencement

In Photos: Commencement Returns to Harvard

Commencement returned to Harvard this week with its traditional pomp and circumstance as the University celebrated its Class of 2022.

Dean Rakesh Khurana Class Day 2022
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At Class Day, Michelle Wu ’07 Calls on College Graduates to Embrace ‘Veritas’ as Foundation of Changemaking

Boston mayor Michelle Wu ’07 is set to address the Harvard College Class of 2022 at today’s Class Day ceremony. Watch the ceremony live here.

Mather House Residents Walk to Commencement
Commencement

New Zealand PM Tells Harvard Graduates to Protect Democracy, Takes Aim at Big Tech in Commencement Address

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called on graduates in Harvard’s Class of 2022 to pursue “genuine debate and dialogue” in order to protect democracy in an address at the University’s 371st Commencement on Thursday, taking aim at the role big technology has played in political discourse.

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Year in Review 2022

Harvard was home to a long-awaited return to campus, a reckoning over sexual harassment in academia, and a changing of its leadership guard this academic year. Read more in The Crimson's Year in Review.

Harvard Yard Commencement
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Class of 2021 to Receive Commemorative NFTs During Commencement Festivities

When the Class of 2021 returns to campus this month, they will receive more than a long-awaited on-campus Commencement — for the first time in Harvard’s history, they will also have the opportunity to claim a commemorative non-fungible token, or NFT.

Harvard College Dean Rakesh Khurana
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Nearly 90 Percent of Classes of 2020 and 2021 Plan to Attend Joint Commencement Ceremony, Khurana Says

Harvard College Dean Rakesh Khurana said in a Thursday interview that nearly 90 percent of the Classes of 2020 and 2021 said they plan to return to Harvard and attend their delayed Commencement ceremony later this month.

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Ashton Kutcher to Address Harvard College Class of 2020 at Class Day Dinner

Actor and producer Ashton Kutcher will address the Harvard College Class of 2020 at its Class Day Dinner later this month.

Priya Parkash Duke Commencement Address
Student Life

Duke Senior’s Commencement Speech Appears to Plagiarize 2014 Address by Harvard Student

Duke University’s 2022 undergraduate commencement speaker, Priya Parkash, appears to have plagiarized a 2014 student commencement address at Harvard given by Sarah F. Abushaar ’14.

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