Special Feature: Commencement 2014
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director Riccardo Muti talked about the power of music to unite the world at the 156th Northwestern commencement ceremony.
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Members of Northwestern's Class of 2014 started graduation week by picking up their academic regalia at a festive event at Norris University Center.
Northwestern colleges and schools will hold individual convocation events throughout the weekend highlighted by distinguished speakers with messages honed to their particular audiences.
Northwestern magazine profiles 12 standout seniors who're headed for careers in music, new-age journalism, green energy advocacy, satire, socially minded design and entrepreneurship.
Four high school teachers who had "transformative effects" on the lives of graduating Northwestern seniors they once taught will join their former students and receive special awards this year.
Riccardo Muti will receive an honorary degree and deliver commencement address; Sara Bloomfield, Richard Easterlin, Cloris Leachman, Stevie Wonder also to be honored.