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WILLIAM R. BRODY 303Assert Fact and Proclaim Truth
Good morning. To our honorary degree recipients and our new members of the Society of Scholars, to our Trustees and alumni, faculty and staff, to our parents, family members and friends, but most of all, to our brand new graduates, I bring greetings on behalf of all of the Johns Hopkins University.
There are three classes of professions who wear robes as a symbol of their special role in our society.
The first are professors, who seek and teach truth.
The second are judges, who dispense justice.
The third are clergy, who contemplate eternity.
Every year at this time, they are joined by a fourth group, the new graduates.