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Berklee, UMass Dartmouth speakers reflect on bombings

At ceremonies where hundreds of students shook hands with school officials and tightly clasped their newly conferred diplomas, commencement speakers wove the Marathon attacks into their remarks Saturday by celebrating the resilience of the graduates.

At the Berklee College of Music, Lawrence J. Simpson, the senior vice president for ­academic affairs and provost, said he was “extremely proud” of the students who turned their pain and fear into art.

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