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Noted journalist urges college grads to practice 'radical empathy'

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Posted on May 31, 2018 |
By Rachel Cohen



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MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE GRADUATED 532 students Sunday morning during commencement exercises. The seniors were recipients of the usual pomp and circumstance as well as remarks from invited speaker Isabel Wilkerson, top, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author. Independent photos/Trent Campbell

Editor’s note: Thousands of family and friends were on the Quadrangle at Middlebury College this past Sunday, May 27, to recognize a rite of passage for 532 members of the class of 2018 (including those who will graduate next February). The college hosted a commencement ceremony that was momentous for Rachel Cohen, herself a member of the class of 2018 and an intern at the Addison Independent this summer. Here she gives her first-person account of the big day.

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