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Seniors brave storm for Baccalaureate

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Taking refuge from a powerful nor’easter in Harvard’s best-known chapel, graduating seniors gathered in caps and gowns for the traditional Baccalaureate Service on Tuesday afternoon at the Memorial Church. The service, while solemn at times, was exuberant, humorous, and moving, filled with music, religious readings, and speeches. Not even the steady rain outside could dampen the spirits of those in the august chamber.

Graduating seniors Deborah Abeles (left) and Jessie Amberg ‹nicely wrapped and covered ‹wait for the Baccalaureate procession to begin at Holworthy in Harvard Yard. After braving the pouring rain, seniors listened to President Rudenstine¹s parting words at the Memorial Church ceremony. Staff photo by Rose Lincoln