Stanford Commencement 2016
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Stanford celebrated its 125th Commencement weekend June 11-12, 2016. Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns encouraged graduates to discover the wisdom of history and understand how it shapes their lives in the Commencement address Sunday in Stanford Stadium. The occasion was also a farewell for outgoing President John Hennessy, who began the ceremony with a moment of silence for victims of sexual violence and of Sunday morning’s mass shooting in Orlando, Florida. Saturday’s Baccalaureate speaker the Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori told graduates that by fully investing in their passions they would define their true worth.