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VOL. 23, NO. 24June 12, 1998

Men’s Crew Finishes 2nd in the Nation; On to the Henley Royal Regatta
Dan Richman, CC‘98, adorned with his silver medal, rests after the race.—See FULL STORY.

Commencement ‘98
Amid the Celebration, Messages of Peace

The images of Columbia’s 244th commencement were of pageantry and celebration but the message of the day was of peace, diversity and scholarship.

  Kofi Annan, secretary-general of the United Nations, who was awarded an honorary degree, spoke at the Alumni Federation luncheon in Low Rotunda following commencement on May 20.

  “Today you honor not only me but the entire United Nations,” Annan said. “You honor the highest ideal that we hold in common—the ideal of universal peace. This ideal, like all ideals, reflects not only hope for human progress, but also the dread of human conflict.”—See FULL STORY.

Record Is on Summer Hiatus:  The Columbia University Record ceases publication during summer. The next issue will be dated Sept. 11, 1998. Campus departments will receive a 1998–99 publication schedule in the coming weeks. The Record staff wishes everyone a relaxing and productive summer.