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New PhD, ScD recipients honored at annual ceremony.
The 2012 doctoral hooding ceremony at MIT took place in Rockwell Cage.
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The 2012 doctoral hooding ceremony at MIT took place in Rockwell Cage.
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Photo: Dominick Reuter
MIT faculty, staff and students made their way into Rockwell Cage prior to the ceremony.
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MIT faculty, staff and students made their way into Rockwell Cage prior to the ceremony.
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Photo: Dominick Reuter
MIT faculty, staff and students made their way into Rockwell Cage prior to the ceremony.
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MIT faculty, staff and students made their way into Rockwell Cage prior to the ceremony.
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Photo: Dominick Reuter
MIT faculty, staff and students made their way into Rockwell Cage prior to the ceremony.
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MIT faculty, staff and students made their way into Rockwell Cage prior to the ceremony.
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Photo: Dominick Reuter
MIT faculty, staff and students made their way into Rockwell Cage prior to the ceremony.
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MIT faculty, staff and students made their way into Rockwell Cage prior to the ceremony.
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Photo: Dominick Reuter
MIT President Susan Hockfield enters with other MIT administrators for the ceremony.
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MIT President Susan Hockfield enters with other MIT administrators for the ceremony.
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Photo: Dominick Reuter
A member of the Class of 2012 waits for the ceremony to begin.
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A member of the Class of 2012 waits for the ceremony to begin.
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Photo: Dominick Reuter
Doctoral students wait for the ceremony to begin in Rockwell Cage.
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Doctoral students wait for the ceremony to begin in Rockwell Cage.
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Photo: Dominick Reuter
Doctoral students wait for the ceremony to begin in Rockwell Cage.
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Doctoral students wait for the ceremony to begin in Rockwell Cage.
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Photo: Dominick Reuter
Family and friends gather prior to the ceremony to watch the soon-to-be minted PhDs and ScDs.
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Family and friends gather prior to the ceremony to watch the soon-to-be minted PhDs and ScDs.
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Photo: Dominick Reuter
MIT Chancellor Eric Grimson delivers remarks during the ceremony.
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MIT Chancellor Eric Grimson delivers remarks during the ceremony.
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Photo: Dominick Reuter
MIT President Susan Hockfield addresses the doctoral students.
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MIT President Susan Hockfield addresses the doctoral students.
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A hood waits for its new owner.
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A hood waits for its new owner.
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Doctoral students receive their hoods from administrators and faculty from their school, department or program.
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Doctoral students receive their hoods from administrators and faculty from their school, department or program.
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Photo: Dominick Reuter
Doctoral students receive their hoods from administrators and faculty from their school, department or program.
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Doctoral students receive their hoods from administrators and faculty from their school, department or program.
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Photo: Dominick Reuter
Doctoral students receive their hoods from administrators and faculty from their school, department or program.
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Doctoral students receive their hoods from administrators and faculty from their school, department or program.
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Photo: Dominick Reuter
Doctoral students receive their hoods from administrators and faculty from their school, department or program.
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Doctoral students receive their hoods from administrators and faculty from their school, department or program.
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Photo: Dominick Reuter
Family and friends, students and faculty all joined together after the ceremony.
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Family and friends, students and faculty all joined together after the ceremony.
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Photo: Dominick Reuter
Family and friends, students and faculty all joined together after the ceremony.
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Family and friends, students and faculty all joined together after the ceremony.
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Photo: Dominick Reuter
Family and friends, students and faculty all joined together after the ceremony.
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Family and friends, students and faculty all joined together after the ceremony.
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Photo: Dominick Reuter

At MIT, advanced degree candidates receive their doctoral hoods in a separate ceremony held the day before Commencement.

This year's ceremony for the newly minted PhDs and ScDs took place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today, June 7, in Rockwell Cage, where Chancellor Eric Grimson greeted the new graduates.
The ceremony also included remarks from MIT President Susan Hockfield, and faculty representatives from departments across campus assisted in awarding students their hoods.

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