Commencement snapshots


Above, left: The University awarded honorary degrees to five distinguished individuals for their contributions in the fields of edu-cation, science, international and human rights law and the humanities. Pictured with President Tilghman (third from left) are (from left): Stanford University professor Claude Steele, South African Constitutional Court Justice Richard Goldstone, Princeton professor emerita Natalie Davis, Yale University professor Joan Steitz and Harvard University President Lawrence Summers.
Top, right: Comedian Jerry Seinfeld (left) spoke to seniors at Class Day and was made an honorary member of the class of 2003. Catherine Farmer (right), senior class president, presented him with a class jacket as President Tilghman looked on.
Right: Patricia Marks earned a Ph.D. in history at age 71 -- 30 years after she began working on her degree. Job and family responsibilities delayed her progress, but she persevered and reached her goal this year.
Bottom, right: Dean of Admission Fred Hargadon (center) prepared for his address to students at the baccalaureate ceremony with Robert Rawson Jr. (left), chair of the Board of Trustees executive committee, and President Tilghman.
Below: Tunisia Owens was among the graduate students who received their hoods in a ceremony June 2 in McCarter Theatre. Professor John Fleming did the honors in this photo as Graduate School Dean William Russel presided.


Photos: Denise Applewhite
Hargadon (above): Evelyn Tu


June 16, 2003
Vol. 92, No. 29
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Summer calendar

Commencement 2003
Tilghman counsels graduates to have courage to take action
Four faculty members recognized for their outstanding teaching
Commencement highlights on Web
Commencement snapshots
By the numbers

Engineering school in good hands with Klawe
Technology center and Muldoon create online poetry initiative
New collection documents travels with President Woodrow Wilson
Tuition grant increased
University picnic

Bialek, Johnson named to endowed professorships
New faculty members appointed
Board approves 22 promotions
Faculty resignations
Three faculty members transfer to emeritus status
Professor had eclectic mix of interests
People, spotlight, briefs, retirements, obituaries

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