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Graduating seniors in their seats at Commencement
  • May 19, 2013: Keynote address delivered by Duncan L. Niederauer ’81, chief executive officer of NYSE Euronext

  • May 20, 2012: Keynote address delivered by Mark H. Murphy '77, president and CEO of the Green Bay Packers 

  • May 15, 2011: Keynote address delivered by Howard Fineman '70, renowned political reporter, editor, author, and commentator

  • May 16, 2010: Keynote address by Martha Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago

  • May 17, 2009: Keynote address by Geoffrey Canada, CEO of the Harlem Children's Zone

  • May 18, 2008: Keynote address by Lesley Stahl, veteran journalist on CBS's 60 Minutes

  • May 20, 2007: Keynote address by Bob ’83 and Lee McConaughy Woodruff ’82

  • May 21, 2006: Keynote address by former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer