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UMass Dartmouth boosts security for graduation

The University of Massachusetts ­Dartmouth is bolstering security for commencement this weekend, boosting police presence, prohibiting bags and backpacks, and limiting admission to two guests per graduate.

The new admissions policy for Sunday’s ceremonies, with an expected crowd of 10,000, has disappointed some students and parents. But the school says such steps are necessary in light of the Boston Marathon bombings.

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