June 11, 1998
Vol. 17, No. 18

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    2,340 students to receive degrees this weekend

    A total of 2,340 degrees will be conferred upon students, and two distinguished scholars will receive honorary degrees during spring Convocation ceremonies on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 12, 13 and 14.

    The ceremonies will be held in Rockefeller Memorial Chapel and, for the College and Graduate School of Business, in Harper Quadrangle, weather permitting.

    If the weather cooperates, the College ceremony will be the first College Convocation in 75 years to be held outdoors. Last year, the GSB ceremony was held outdoors for the first time in 70 years. Since 1929, when construction of Rockefeller Chapel was completed, all convocation ceremonies have been held indoors.

    Jonathan Lear, the John U. Nef Distinguished Service Professor in the Committee on Social Thought, will deliver the Convocation address "Crossroads" at the first, second and third sessions (see schedule on this page).

    Marvin Zonis, Professor in the Graduate School of Business, will deliver the Convocation address "Taking Risks: Students and States" at the fourth session.

    Degrees to be conferred include 775 bachelor's degrees, 528 master's degrees, 627 M.B.A.s, 33 International M.B.A.s, 176 J.D.s, one J.S.D., 95 M.D.s and 105 Ph.D.s.

    Honorary degrees will be awarded to cosmologist J. Anthony Tyson and sociologist Harrison Colyar White, two of the most distinguished scholars in their fields. (See story on page 1.) Both degrees will be awarded at the second session.