Williams College’s 228th Commencement took place June 4 against the stunning back- drop of Sawyer Library. President Adam Falk conferred degrees on 525 seniors. Another 13 students in the History of Art program and 30 fellows from the Center for Development Economics received master’s degrees. Commencement speaker Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie told the Class of 2017, “As you call out privilege, always make yourself complicit and beware of self-righteousness. … May you always be propelled by hope. May you always remain the cool geeks that you are.” See more coverage at commencement.williams.edu.

Photo from commencement showing graduates walking back to their chairs after having received their diploma. In the background is Sawyer Library.
Photograph: Roman Iwasiwka