Video: a rookie mace bearer’s first carry at Commencement

The mace bearer is an attention-grabber at Commencement, so when the mace gets a new bearer, as happened this year, it’s like getting a new James Bond.

With the retirement of Professor of Sociology Sawyer Sylvester — the Sean Connery of mace bearers, some said — the mace went to Phillips Professor of Economics Michael Murray, and he interpreted the role in his own way.