Yale’s 316th Commencement had rain, ‘thunder,’ Stevie Wonder (and more things wonderful)

A light rain fell on and off throughout Yale’s outdoor Commencement ceremony on the Old Campus on May 22, and there was even a bit of “thunder” — in the form of applause and music only.

Campus & Community

Yale awards honorary degrees to eight individuals for their achievements

At its 316th Commencement, Yale awarded honorary degrees to eight individuals who have achieved distinction in their respective fields: Marin Alsop, Jessie Little Doe Baird, Cori Bargmann, Irwin Jacobs, John Kerry, John R. Lewis, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, and Stevie Wonder.

Events

The Music of Kay Swift

Through Aug. 25

Who Sees What?

May 24 at 2 p.m.

Videos

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To the drizzle of rain and the thunder of applause, Yale undergraduate and graduate students were...
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Family and friends of the graduating seniors gathered in Woolsey Hall for the Baccalaureate...