President Obama speaks at the Rutgers 250th Anniversary Commencement

A Look Back: The 250th Anniversary Commencement

The 250th Anniversary Commencement, held May 15, 2016, was an amazing and historic celebration.  Rutgers President Robert Barchi conferred degrees upon some 12,000 graduates. Marking Rutgers’ 250th Anniversary, President Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States, delivered the commencement address. Greeting more than 50,000 guests, he challenged graduates to work globally to solve problems and not build walls and to be civically engaged—"to be a citizen, full time." 

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