About 1,500 students claimed their degrees Wednesday at the commencement ceremony for all of Johns Hopkins University's divisions and campuses. The event took place at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore.
Journalist Frank Bruni—whose 22-year career at The New York Times has included stints as White House correspondent, restaurant critic, and now columnist—was the commencement speaker. The ceremony also featured remarks from university President Ronald J. Daniels, the conferring of degrees, and the bestowing of honorary degrees.
In addition, all students in attendance will have their names announced as they file on stage to have their degrees recognized. The total number of earned degrees, certificates, and diplomas awarded for the 2016-2017 academic year is expected to be about 7,100.