CALLING 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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