Brandeis University Commencement 2017
Music plays in the background.
Chairs set up in rows on a stage, each with a Commencement program propped up on the seat.
Commencement stage with empty chairs and large Brandeis University banner in the background.
Colorful banner with Brandeis class years on it.
Text on screen: Brandeis University Commencement 2017…by the numbers
(Speeded up) Students in caps and gowns walk down a hallway and wave excitedly at the camera.
(Speeded up) Jamele Adams stands between two rows of students giving students on each side high fives.
(Speeded up) Aerial view of students in caps and gowns filing into Gosman.
Text on screen: 40 | States
Text on screen: 70 | Countries
Vivek Vimal, dressed in a cap and gown, speaks excitedly from the podium.
Text on screen: Vivek Vimal, PhD’17
Text on screen: 2 | Student Speakers
Mercedes Hall dances at the podium.
Text on screen: 2 | Student Speakers Mercedes Hall ‘17
A hood is placed on Lisa Lynch while receiving her honorary degree.
Text on screen: 5 | Honorary Degree Recipients
A hood is placed on Leslie Lamport while receiving his honorary degree.
A hood is placed on Deval Patrick while receiving his honorary degree.
Barry Shrage shakes hands with President Liebowitz after receiving his honorary degree.
Rosalie Abella hugs President Liebowitz after receiving his honorary degree.
President Liebowitz claps while standing at the podium.
Text on screen: 1 | New President
President Liebowitz: “This university from its beginning, created a learning environment based on openness and rigor. That combination has fostered a culture of learning that will never leave you."
President Liebowitz speaks from the podium.
Text on screen: President Ron Liebowitz
President Liebowitz claps while standing with others on the stage.
Rosalie Abella speaks from the podium.
Rosalie Abella: “You see before you a justice of the Supreme Court of Canada who is deeply worried about the state of justice in the world. Indifference is injustice’s incubator. It's not just what you stand for, it's what you stand up for.”
Text on screen: Canadian Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Abella
Mark Surchin, Lisa Lynch, Rosalie Abella and President Liebowitz pose for a photo on stage.
A person takes a photo of two people posing with two graduates.
Text on screen: 1| Class of 2017!
President Liebowitz: “To the class of 2017, undergraduate and graduate students alike, we wish you the very best as you leave Brandeis to begin the next chapter in your lives.”
A person takes a photo of a family with a graduate in the middle.
Two graduates take a selfie.
A graduate covers their face with a motorboard that says “This is Only the beginning 2017”.
A graduate covers their face with a motorboard that says “Chemistry Biology 2017”.
A graduate covers and then uncovers her face with a motorboard that says “took care of business Thank you Ima + Aba!”.
Graduates stand and throw their caps into the air.
Text on screen: Congratulations Class of 2017!
Text on Screen: Produced by Caroline Cataldo