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Fri May 6, 2011
Thousands Will Graduate This Weekend
Commencement season begins in earnest this weekend, as several area colleges and universities hold graduation.
UNC - Chapel Hill graduation takes center stage on Sunday morning, as the main university ceremony takes place in Kenan Stadium. Pulitzer Prize-winning entomologist E.O. Wilson will be the commencement speaker.
Thousands of undergraduate students will receive their degrees in newly-designed gowns. UNC alum Alexander Julian vowed his son would not graduate in an "aqua" gown. Julian re-fashioned the gowns into a more true Carolina Blue. Shaw University also holds its commencement ceremony later today. The Raleigh school cancelled classes three weeks ago, after tornadoes caused significant damage on campus.