Scenes from a commencement

Sunday was the157th commencement of Tufts University.  And kid number one was part of it!

The Tufts mascot is Jumbo the elephant, because P. T. Barnum was an early benefactor.  Here’s a statue of Jumbo:

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And here’s how we painted our garage doors to celebrate the commencement:

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Tom Brady attended the B.U. commencement, but hey, we got B. J. Novak from “The Office”!  His brother was graduating.

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Here is our graduate with some of his fraternity brothers, gazing off into the unimaginable future:

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Here is the basement of the fraternity house, a scene of unimaginable decadence and squalor:

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I’d include a photo of their bathroom, but I might face sanctions from WordPress.

Here is James with his Arabic professor.  I don’t recall professors like this in my day.

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Congratulations to James, and Jumbo, and B. J. Novak’s brother, and everyone!

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