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Meeting the Challenge of a Hyper-Connected World


2013 Graduates at Commencement

2013 Graduates at Commencement.

More than a century ago, James Earl Russell wrote of the "the relations existing everywhere, in various fields of knowledge, even the unity of all knowledge." This past week, President Susan Fuhrman told the College's 2013 graduates that Russell's vision is "all the more relevant today, in a hyper-connected and turbo-charged world."

Connections, and more broadly, the dissolution of boundaries and the high-speed movement of people, goods, money and ideas, formed a thematic backdrop to the grand formalities of the College's Convocation ceremonies on May 21st and 22nd. The questions of how to improve and re-invent education and how to meet both the potential and the challenges of a fluid global landscape were urgent and recurrent themes at the two master's degree ceremonies and the doctoral hooding ceremony that together involved more than 1,900 graduates.

Read about Commecement 2013 and see video of the speakers and ceremonies on the TC 125 Anniversary website.

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