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Social Justice Stressed at Williams Commencement

Social change and children's books were themes that ran through the 227th commencement exercises at Williams College. The college graduated 538 undergraduates in a ceremony threatened by heavy rain Sunday morning but conducted on the college's West Lawn with only a minor sprinkle to detract from the speakers.

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Williams Features Equal Justice Advocate at 227th Commencement

Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, will be the principal speaker at Williams College's 227th Commencement Exercise on Sunday, June 5. The day before, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and science journalist Elizabeth Kolbert will be the baccalaureate speaker. Both will receive honorary degrees at commencement, as will Sarah Bolton, current dean of the college at Williams and president-elect of The College of Wooster; author and illustrator Eric Carle; writer and commentator

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Downing to Give Keynote Address at 56th BCC Commencement

State Sen. Benjamin Downing, D-Pittsfield, will be the keynote speaker at Berkshire Community College's 56th Commencement Exercises to be held June 3 at Tanglewood in Lenox. Downing was first elected in 2006 at the age of 24. During his decade of service, Downing, who recently announced that he will not seek a sixth term, has represented 52 communities of the Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden District, the largest Senate district in the commonwealth.

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Krugman Commencement Speaker at Bard College at Simon's Rock

Paul Krugman, winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics, will address graduates at the 47th commencement ceremony of Bard College at Simon's Rock, The Early College, on Saturday, May 21, at 11 a.m. The ceremony is free and open to the public; priority seating given to the families of graduates.

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MCLA Picks Alumnus & Former Leader as Commencement Speaker

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will celebrate its 117th commencement exercises on Saturday, May 14, beginning at 11 a.m., in the Amsler Campus Center Gymnasium.

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Senator Warren to Speak at BCC Commencement

"We are elated to have Senator Warren serve as this year's keynote speaker." — BCC President Ellen Kennedy

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Xerox CEO to Speak at Williams Commencement

Burns joined Xerox in 1980 as a mechanical engineering summer intern, and by 2000 was the senior vice president of Corporate Strategic Services.

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