Baccalaureate 2015

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Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber welcomes the Class of 2015 to the Baccalaureate service on Sunday, May 31, in the University Chapel.

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Members of the Class of 2015 walk toward the chapel for the Baccalaureate service on a sunny, warm day.

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The Baccalaureate address was given by Lisa P. Jackson (left), a 1986 graduate alumna, vice president of environmental initiatives at Apple Inc. and former administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. At left, Jackson and Eisgruber prepare to enter the chapel.

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Senior Bina Peltz reads from the Bible, one of several readings by students representing different faith traditions.

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Senior Arjun Dhillon offers a blessing from the Sikh tradition.

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Seniors gather outside Alexander Hall before processing past Cannon Green on their way to the chapel.

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Seniors join in the opening hymn, "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore You."

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Students listen to Jackson speak. The earliest recorded Baccalaureate address was given in 1760 by University President Samuel Davies.

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Jackson speaks from the pulpit high above the chapel floor. Her remarks focused on lessons students learned at the University that will shape the rest of their lives.

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