May 18, 2009

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Nancy Seideman,
Executive Editor

Kim Urquhart, Editor

Christi Gray, Designer

Bryan Meltz, Photography Director

Leslie King, Editorial Assistant

Carol Clark, Staff Writer


Photo by Bryan Meltz

A Class of 2009 celebrant tips his hat to economic realities.

Class of 2009 ready to reshape world
Members of the Class of 2009 awoke to the patter of rain early on Commencement Day. Despite forecasts of more rain — and a dismal economic climate — they arrived on campus bearing the happy, triumphant spirit that buoys the shared experience of graduation. Click here to read the full text of this story.


Oxford: Excellence with a soul
When twins Seni and Tola Ajibade first showed up at Oxford College, their professors were sometimes confused: how could the same student be everywhere at once? But by the time the brothers graduated on May 9, they had each made a distinctive mark on campus, as had each of the 351 members of the Oxford College Class of 2009. Click here to read the full text of this story.

Weekend welcomes thousands of alumni
It’s an event that’s so big, it takes five days to squeeze it all in.
Emory Commencement Weekend, May 7–11, is the five-day campuswide celebration that culminates in the graduation of a new class — and for the Emory Alumni Association, it’s a great opportunity to welcome more than 3,800 new alumni into the community.
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Reflections on the Emory experience