Graduation 2015

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On June 12th we celebrated the graduation of the class of 2015 which was comprised of 63 BAs, 5 Masters, and 3 PhD degrees in Philosophy, at the Center for Urban Horticulture.  Cass Weller toasted the graduates and Christopher Myers gave an inspiring speech to his fellow graduates.  Chris reminded and challenged the recent graduates that “the value of our degree in philosophy survives only with perseverance. All that we have developed in studying philosophy here is threatened by the temptation to retreat from discussion into an unmoving point of view, and it now falls upon us to fight against that temptation. Ask yourself: will you fight for critical reasoning and discussion, even when it is most difficult to do so?”  We hope all of the graduates remember these words and continue to think critically of the issues of the day and of their lives.

Thank you to all the families and friends who came to celebrate with their graduates, at one of the department’s favorite traditions. It was a lovely day and we are proud of all our graduating students.  Photos from the day can be found on our Facebook page:

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