Colbert: ‘Give yourself extra credit’

President Nathan O. Hatch shakes hands with each graduate as they cross the stage.

For senior Margaret Mulkerrin, Stephen Colbert offered the perfect advice for the Class of 2015. “Do yourself a favor: Be an easy grader. Score yourself on a curve. Give yourself extra credit,” the comedian and late night television host said, while encouraging graduates to set their own standards for success as they transition out of the classroom. More »

Hatch Addresses Graduates

President Nathan O. Hatch, in his remarks to the Class of 2015, said “Graduation is also a great time to breathe in another sense—to stop and think about the larger contours of your own life. This is a pivotal moment, one that calls for breathing room, space for you to reflect on the journey ahead.” More »

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Meet the Class of 2015

Meet 2015 Grad: Kevin Jordan
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Meet 2015 Grad: Oriana Wright
Meet 2015 Grad: Robyn Lessans
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Meet 2015 Grad: Houston Clark
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Meet 2015 Grad: Leegan Lim
Meet 2015 Grad: Courtney Stamey

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A new home for Campus Kitchen

Oriana Wright

Oriana Wright, a senior biology major from Austin, Texas, has been volunteering with Campus Kitchen since her first-year. Wright was originally drawn to Campus Kitchen based on her volunteer experience in high school, but quickly fell in love with the passion and commitment of Campus Kitchen to the community.

Sonar-assisted human navigation

Jack Janes, Dominic Prado, and Ran Chang

Jack Janes, a senior computer science major; Dominic Prado, a senior biology major; and Ran Chang, a sophomore computer science major, began brainstorming during the first STEM incubator meeting of the Fall 2014 semester.

DashPop: School of Rock

The Dashpop music festival

“We thought it would be an awesome opportunity for us to become a part of a growing movement of arts, music and creativity in this city,” said senior Jim Le, who sings and plays various instruments in folk-Americana band Stranger Season.

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