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Tuesday, June 02, 2015


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Princeton University holds 268th Commencement

Princeton University awarded degrees to 1,2668 undergraduates in the Class of 2015, three from former classes and 885 graduate students at its 268th Commencement Tuesday, June 2.

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Today: Commencement

The Commencement program begins with the academic procession at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 2, on the front campus on Nassau Street. The University's 268th Commencement ceremony is slated for 11 a.m. on the lawn in front of Nassau Hall. All guests must be seated by 10:20 a.m. Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber will preside over the event and address the graduates. Several honorary degrees traditionally are conferred, with names being announced that day.

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Film director Nolan challenges seniors to 'chase your reality'

At Princeton's Class Day ceremony Monday, June 1, film director, screenwriter and producer Christopher Nolan challenged seniors to help improve the world by chasing their reality, not just their dreams.

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Today: Class Day and Hooding ceremonies

The Class Day ceremony for seniors will start at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 1. Because of severe weather, seniors will assemble in the University Chapel rather than Cannon Green. Guests may view the ceremony from simulcast locations. The speaker will be film director, screenwriter and producer Christopher Nolan. An interactive campus map is available.

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Baccalaureate offers seniors a chance to look back and ahead

Princeton University began three days of celebrating the Class of 2015 on Sunday, May 31, with its 268th Baccalaureate, a vibrant interfaith service in the University Chapel that offered seniors a chance to look back and to think ahead to life beyond FitzRandolph Gate.

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Today: Baccalaureate service

The Baccalaureate service will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 31, in the University Chapel. The speaker will be Lisa P. Jackson, a 1986 graduate alumna, vice president of environmental initiatives at Apple Inc. and former administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Alumni enjoy camaraderie and connections at Reunions 2015

Nearly 25,000 Princeton University alumni and friends are on campus for Reunions 2015. The event began Thursday, May 28, and will end Sunday, May 31.

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Video feature: Princeton graduates thank those who helped, inspired them

More than 2,000 Princeton University students will graduate at Commencement on Tuesday, June 2. In this video, the graduates thank family, friends, academic advisers and staff members who aided them in getting to Princeton and helped them succeed once they arrived.

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Force of nature: Valedictorian Semenov sees architecture through socio-ecological lens

An architecture major who is also completing certificates in urban studies and translation and intercultural communication, Misha Semenov is the valedictorian of the Class of 2015. He will deliver an address at the University's Commencement ceremony on June 2.

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Kotkin crafts comprehensive portrait of Stalin's place in the world

Historian Stephen Kotkin has spent decades researching and teaching about Soviet and Russian history, with a particular focus on Josef Stalin.

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