THE CEREMONY the University's "most joyful occasion,"
President John T. Casteen III conferred degrees on
more than 6,000 graduates of the University of Virgina
at Sunday's Final Exercises, held under cloudless skies
on the historic Lawn. In his remarks to the Class of
2006, Virginia Governor Timothy M. Kaine urged graduates
to embrace "the simple and enduring beauty of adventure,
discovery and surprise," and to be adventurers in the
spirit of Captain John Smith and Lewis & Clark. Full
story and complete
coverage of Final Exercises and the Class of 2006.
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