Three thousand four hundred eighty-nine graduates —nearly 59 percent of whom were women—donned their gowns and mortar boards, May 15, as Emory celebrated its 161st Commencement on yet another glorious Monday morning. Children’s Defense Fund founder Marian Wright Edelman delivered the keynote address, President Jim Wagner presided over the third Commencement of his presidency, and all of the graduates and their family and friends were even treated to a bit of juicy gossip, as rumors (which happened to be true) circulated of a certain Hollywood actor prowling the Quad.
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Class of 2006 takes its place in Emory history
In addition to continuing Emory’s remarkable run of meteorological good luck as it sends its graduates forth into the world, the University’s 161st Commencement ceremony,
May 15, had a little something of everything: an inspiring speaker, last-minute changes, one or two impromptu moments, cheering graduates—and even a touch of Hollywood, thrown in for good measure.
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