Commencement 2024 Archives
As bleary-eyed seniors slowly arrived on Commencement morning, we were there, inviting them to pose for slow-motion portraits. Slow no more!
It’s a line from a postmodern novel: “Which do you drink? The water or the wave?” We plan to drink the water. But then the waves come crashing, says Chris Schiff in his Baccalaureate address.
“A great, unpretentious, family-style Commencement!” is how a livestream viewer from Santa Fe, N.M., described this year’s Bates graduation. Here’s how it went, hour by hour.