Photographs by Ricardo Barros

Ricardo Barros
Commencement smiles on Cannon Green from Jorge Reyes ’10, foreground, and Johnnie Rose Jr. ’10.
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Posing for a photo are Adachukwa Ezenekwe ’10, left, and Onobu Akogwu *10.
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Gathering before the ceremony are, from left, Caroline Ellerbe ’10, Catalina Valencia ’10, Allison Kuncik ’10, and Jessica Rodriguez ’10.
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In front of West College before receiving their graduate degrees are, from left, Seth Bell *10, Jyoti Tibrewala *10, Nur Basak Surmeli *09, and Courtney McQueen *10.
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A last-minute adjustment as students gather on Cannon Green before Commencement.
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Advanced-degree candidates process in to their seats.
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Students proudly carry the gonfalons (banners) of the six residential colleges.
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President Tilghman during the entrance procession.
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A sea of faces as the Commencement ceremony gets under way.
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Laurie Ball *10 flashes a wide smile.
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Salutatorian Marguerite Colson ’10, delivering the traditional Latin address, urges graduates to be faithful to traditions but to “make them new: and “make them you.”
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Valedictorian David Karp ’10 encourages his classmates to follow nontraditional paths.
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg receives an honorary doctor of laws.
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President Tilghman offers a lighter comment during her Commencement address. She urged graduates to stand up for their beliefs and explore ideas that may contradict their own points of view.
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The new graduates join in singing “Old Nassau.”
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English professor Jeff Nunokawa is the mace bearer following the end of the Commencement ceremony.
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James Bryant ’10, center, and Tina Zhen ’10 in the procession following the ceremony.
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Celebratory smiles following the end of the ceremony.
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Zach Ruchman ’10 and Elizabeth Kohansedgh ’10 share a parting hug.
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New graduates Roby Sobieski ’10, Mike Guimarin ’10, and Anthony Cheng ’10 pose for a photo.
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Joonas Govenius ’10 and his diploma, picked up after the ceremony at his residential college.