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Commencement 2006

The graduates pass through a Baccalaureate archway at the conclusion of the service.

Honoring the Class of 2006

Sent on their way with armfuls of good advice — including best-selling historian David McCullough’s suggestion that “however little television you watch, watch less” — 387 Bates College students made the transition from seniors to alumni in a 10 a.m. ceremony on May 28.

Receiving honorary degrees at Bates’ 140th Commencement besides McCullough were the Shakespearean scholar and cultural critic Marjorie Garber, of Harvard University; AIDS-HIV researcher David Ho, who pioneered the “drug cocktail” therapy that has drastically reduced deaths from the disease; and acclaimed choreographer Mark Morris.


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