260th Commencement video transcript

June 4, 2007, 5:43 p.m.

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President Shirley M. Tilghman: I hope that you, the graduates of 2007, will likewise use your Princeton educations to lead well-considered lives in service to the common good; that you will be open to new ideas and have the courage to stand up for your beliefs and the rights and dignity of others; and that you will adopt a global sensibility and a lifelong devotion to justice and freedom, always informed by the highest standards of integrity and mutual respect.

As you walk, skip or run through the FitzRandolph Gates today, as educated citizens of this and many other nations, I hope you will carry forward the spirit of Princeton. And I expect you will continue to do as you have done here -- to aim high and be bold.

My warmest wishes go forward with you all!

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