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June 16, 2006
John Sanford, Stanford News Service: (650) 736-2151, phone; (650) 528-9891, pager; firstname.lastname@example.org
The Office of the University Registrar has released some facts and figures about the students being awarded degrees this weekend:
Due to the temporary closure of Stanford Stadium for renovation, two Commencement ceremonies are being held. Advanced degrees are being awarded on Saturday morning and undergraduate degrees are being awarded on Sunday morning. Both ceremonies are being held on Elliott Field, with additional seating for overflow and those with disabilities or other issues being made available in Maples Pavilion on both days. Live video will be broadcast inside.
Attendance on Saturday is expected to include approximately 1,300 students, 8,500 audience members and 50 Stanford faculty and administrators who will participate in the ceremony. Attendance on Sunday is expected to include more than 1,700 students, approximately 20,000 audience members and 100 other participants consisting of university faculty, administrators, trustees and public officials.
Vartan Gregorian, president of the Carnegie Corporation and former president of the New York Public Library and Brown University, is the featured speaker on Saturday, and renowned journalist and author Tom Brokaw is delivering the Commencement address on Sunday. Full text of both speeches may be posted online by Sunday afternoon at http://commencement.stanford.edu/.
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