Special Feature: Inaugural Commencement in Doha

Produced by Erin White

President Morton Schapiro praised the inaugural graduating class of Northwestern University in Qatar in a ceremony brimming with purple pride -- from the decorations to the joy in the faces of family, friends and Northwestern faculty and staff. Amid tears, cheers and standing ovations, the 36 members of the Class of 2012 made history as the first students at NU-Q to earn Bachelor of Science degrees in journalism and communication. Along the way, they impressed their professors, won numerous awards and grew into young men and women ready for the 21st-century media world.