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At graduation ceremonies featuring many voices, students of Northeastern’s class of 2021 talk about what makes them proudest

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Strengthened by obstacles overcome, defined by successes in the most challenging of years, Northeastern students and graduate students celebrated 2021 Commencement  in a year unlike any other in ceremonies unlike any other. 

Seated in chairs spread across the outfield of Boston’s historic Fenway Park in coronavirus-mandated distanced rows, waving to parents and friends in the grandstand, and from a stage facing the Northeastern logo-bedecked home plate, they told stories of resilience and growth.

“Think about everything you’ve accomplished, and how that’s shaped who you are today,” Nathan Hostert, who received a bachelor’s degree in political science, said at the undergraduate Commencement ceremony Saturday morning.

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