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Elie Wiesel, a survivor of the Nazi concentration camps who has spent so much of his adult life working on behalf of oppressed people worldwide that he was awarded the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize, will deliver the main address at Dartmouth's 2006 Commencement exercises on Sunday, June 11, on the Dartmouth Green.

Wiesel is also one of eight individuals who will receive honorary degrees at the event.

The academic procession to the Green begins at 9:30 a.m., and visitors are advised to be in their seats by that time. Commencement ceremonies begin at 10 a.m.
Other speakers for the event will include President James Wright and the valedictorian of the undergraduate senior class, who is announced the week of commencement, after final grades are calculated.

The College typically awards approximately 1,000 bachelor's degrees and approximately 500 master's and doctoral degrees in the Arts and Sciences and from the College's three professional schools: Dartmouth Medical School, Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business.

At commencement, Dartmouth will confer honorary degrees on:

A variety of ceremonies take place on Saturday, June 10, the day before Commencement, including Baccalaureate, a multifaith religious service open to all graduates and their guests, and Class Day and Investiture ceremonies for Dartmouth's three professional schools. Those events and their speakers are:

By ROLAND ADAMS

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