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Novelist Tracy Chevalier '84 to Deliver Commencement Address

May 1, 2013

Communications Staff


Oberlin’s 2013 Commencement/Reunion Weekend activities will be May 24 to May 27. The 176th Commencement exercises will take place on Monday, May 27, on Tappan Square. This year’s Commencement speaker is novelist Tracy Chevalier ’84, author of the bestselling book Girl with a Pearl Earring (1999) and the just released The Last Runaway (2013). She also will receive an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts. The Baccalaureate speaker is Tarunjit Singh Butalia, current Secretary General of the World Sikh Council-America Region and the Moderator of Religions for Peace USA.



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