Commencement 2015

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright tells graduates the world needs them to use their talents to "heal, help and teach." (May 17, 2015, All-university commencement ceremony at the Tufts University Medford/Somerville campus.)

COMMENCEMENT COVERAGE


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The Leaders of Tomorrow

Madeleine Albright tells graduates the world needs them to be voices for peace and light.

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COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS


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Madeleine Albright
64th U.S. Secretary of State

"No matter our race, creed, gender, or sexual orientation, we are all equal shareholders in the American Dream. And that means we do not fear our differences, we embrace them."

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#tufts2015


The Tufts community shares their favorite moments from the day.

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IMAGES FROM THE DAY


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Members from all programs and schools, along with family and friends, packed The Green in celebration of Tufts’ 159th Commencement Ceremony.

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IMAGES FROM THE DAY


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Students in Tufts’ professional and graduate degree programs celebrate their accomplishments in individual ceremonies honoring their respective schools.

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HONORARY DEGREE RECIPIENTS

Madeleine Albright

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Suzin Bartley

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Joichi "Joi" Ito

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Michael Jaharis, Jr

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Joseph Neubauer

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Navanethem Pillay

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Jawole Willa Jo Zollar

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BACCALAUREATE CEREMONY

IMAGES FROM BACCALAUREATE


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A tradition that began in 1865, the Baccalaureate Service is the last time the undergraduate class comes together, alone, as a class. The context is a multifaith celebration honoring the heritage of spirituality and values at Tufts through a diversity of religions, philosophies, and cultures in the forms of music, readings, and blessings.

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BACCALAUREATE SPEECHES


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Anthony P. Monaco
President of Tufts

"Members of the Class of 2015: You go into the world tomorrow with our best wishes for your success. Your teachers, parents, and I believe that you are well prepared, not just to meet the world’s challenges personally, but to join with others to turn challenges into opportunities."

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BACCALAUREATE SPEECHES


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Michael Maskin, A15
Wendell Phillips Orator

"As we come to the end of our undergraduate years, we should make an effort to relearn what we knew to be true as kids – we need to help each other deal with and fight against the many struggles in life. To be there for one another, because none of us can get through on our own."

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LEADING UP TO COMMENCEMENT

SENIOR AWARDS VIDEO

Each year, the Tufts University Alumni Association recognizes the outstanding achievements of an exceptional group of graduating seniors. With just a few weeks to commencement, the winners talk about their favorite parts about Tufts.

ATHLETICS GRADUATION

A special early commencement ceremony was held earlier this week to graduate the senior members of the Tufts men's and women's atheletic programs.

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YARELIZ DIAZ, A15

Tufts Photo has spent the past few months documenting Yareliz Diaz, A15 as she’s put the finishing touches on her education, been recognized for her achievements, and had a little bit of fun along the way.

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ON INSTAGRAM

Throughout the week leading up to Commencement, the Tufts Digital Communications team have followed the class of 2015 as they shared their excitement on Instagram.

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