- Associated Press - Saturday, May 27, 2017

BRUSNSWICK, Maine (AP) - Maine’s oldest college is continuing its commencement tradition.

The speakers the 212th commencement of Bowdoin College on Saturday were a pair of graduating seniors, not high-profile luminaries as at many other institutions.

Starling Irving and Raisa Tolchinsky were tapped for the honor.

Past student speakers have included poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Arctic explorer Robert E. Peary, and biologist and researcher Alfred Kinsey.

Degrees were awarded to 478 graduates from 39 states; the District of Columbia; Puerto Rico; and 20 countries and territories.

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