1. Fareed Zakaria challenges Harvard graduates

    - The journalist and author urged graduates to come together to shape world.

     
  2. Harvard’s quirky graduation rituals

    - In celebrating its 361st commencement today, Harvard University will summon time-honored traditions deep and dear.

     
  3. Facebook executive talks careers to Harvard grads

    - Sheryl Sandberg, the social network’s chief operating officer and a Harvard Business School alumna, delivered the school’s keynote address during its Class Day ceremonies.

     
  4. 4 students killed memorialized in BU ceremonies

    - Boston University graduated more than 6,700 students in a ceremony that paused in silence to remember four students killed this spring but mostly looked ahead with optimism.

     

  5. "If they were actual alumni, we would ask them for money."
    — Robert Brown, president of BU, on the awarding of honorary doctorates to luminaries.
     

  6. It’s spring, so that means plenty of pomp and circumstance is just around the corner. Here is a rundown of commencement plans so far of private colleges around the state.