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Honoring the Class of 2020

Merrick Garlad


A call to public service

Merrick Garland tells grads to get involved, warns democracy in peril, cites Capitol attack, rise in mass shootings, stifling of voting rights

Tercentenary Theatre.


Many happy returns

In-person Commencement gives Classes of ’20 and ’21 a chance to reconnect, joyfully, and reflect on years of friendship, growth

Sopa Adeleye on the volleyball court.


Blocking fear

When neuroscience major Sope Adeleye suffered a severe concussion, she knew better than most the risks she was facing

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Lowell House bells.


Sounds of silence

Lowell House Society of Russian Bell Ringers maintain their commitment to the history, tradition, and music — from a distance

Alicia Nelson, M.P.H. ’20.


Clearing the air

For Alicia Nelson, boosting Alaskans’ health means promoting dialogue between public health officials and the community

First year roommates Tatiana Patino '20 (left), from Georgia, and Walburga Khumalo '20, from South Africa, share a room in Stoughton Hall.


An enduring bond

Students we interviewed in 2017, now seniors, reflect on the friendships forged with their first-year roommates


Once on this island

Marvin Merritt's show about growing up in a small, isolated community explores how the stories of a family shape the history of a life

Akshaya Annapragada.


Adding it all up

The potent combination of math and medicine inspires Akshaya Annapragada to take on global health care challenges