Photographs from Commencement 2002

Photos by Denise Applewhite, Ruth Stevens and Evelyn Tu


The University presented honorary degrees to eight individuals who have made significant contributions in the sciences, arts and humanities (from left): playwright and director Emily Mann, Oxford University Vice Chancellor Colin Lucas, professor and historian Bernard Lewis, actress and television host Oprah Winfrey, radio host Terry Gross, acclaimed minister James A. Forbes Jr., President Tilghman, scientist and physician Anthony Fauci and baseball legend Cal Ripken Jr.



(above, left) Salutatorian Josephine Dru (left) and valedictorian Lillian Pierce each gave addresses during the commencement ceremony. Pierce encouraged her classmates to continue to engage in "informed silliness." Dru addressed her classmates and their guests in Latin.

(above, right) Vanessa Wills '02 celebrated after walking through the FitzRandolph Gate for the first time following the ceremony.

(below) James Baker '52, who gave Class Day remarks, was awarded an honorary membership in the class of 2002. With him is Wade Rakes, Class Day co-chair.

President Tilghman (left) and Trustee Meg Whitman '77 prepared for the baccalaureate service in the Faculty Room of Nassau Hall. Whitman, president and chief executive officer of eBay Inc., encouraged the graduates to "always love what you do," but also to approach careers and all aspects of life with integrity, respect and total effort.


June 17, 2002
Vol. 92, No. 29
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Commencement 2002
Tilghman urges graduates to carry on 'the spirit of Princeton'
Four faculty members recognized for their outstanding teaching
Commencement highlights on Web
Photographs from Commencement 2002
By the numbers: Commencement 2002

Spence gift creates Ludwig endowment
University libraries have designs on the future

Study tracks death of iguanas in the Galapagos
$7.5 million funds work in 'organic' electronics
Students take challenging class assignment to the wall
Scholars go to the schools to teach science

Faculty news
Malkiel, Taylor reappointed
Faculty members named to endowed chairs
Board approves promotions
New faculty members appointed
Twelve faculty members transfer to emeritus status

People, spotlight
People, briefs
Calendar of events

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Photographer: Denise Applewhite
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