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Salman Khan ’98 delivered the 2012 Commencement address on June 8. The founder of the widely-used educational site Khan Academy told the graduating seniors to listen to others, to appreciate every opportunity, and to be responsible with the status and power of money.
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The graduating seniors decorated their mortar boards and gowns with many amusing objects.
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Faculty members, adorned with red hats and gowns, assemble under a tent in front of Kresge.
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Alumni are applauded and take a seat along the side of Killian Court. Red coats are given to alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago.
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Jessica A. Artiles ’12 and fellow graduates march along Amherst Street.
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Spectators cool off from the hot day by grabbing free bottled water at booths located at both sides of Killian Court.
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R. Gregory Turner ’74, president of the MIT Alumni Association, leads the procession and holds the ceremonial mace.
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Flowers are sold outside of Lobby 7 to friends and family of the graduates.
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A six-piece brass ensemble plays as the graduates marched to Killian Court.
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Faculty members take their seats along the podium.
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The graduates line up inside the Johnson Athletic Center.
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Family members look on as the graduates pass by the Z Center.
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Graduates suffer in the hot sun. The ceremonies were held under clear skies and narrowly missed rain in the afternoon.
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Graduates sit outside the Z Center prior to lining up.