Photos: Tulane University’s spring graduation

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Devon Walker, who was paralyzed two years ago in a Tulane football game against Tulsa, is greeted by outgoing Tulane University President Scott Cowen in New Orleans, La., at the commencement exercises on Saturday, May 17, 2014. Cowen has been president since 1998 and is retiring after leading the University in its rebuilding efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Students including Maggie Bomze, holding pink umbrella, celebrate as they enter the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for the school's graduation ceremony in New Orleans, La., on Saturday, May 17, 2014.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Devon Walker, who was paralyzed two years ago in a Tulane football game against Tulsa, is kissed by outgoing Tulane University President Scott Cowen in New Orleans, La. Saturday, May 17, 2014. Cowen has been president since 1998 and is retiring after leading the University in its rebuilding efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Devon Walker, who was paralyzed two years ago in a Tulane football game against Tulsa, is greeted by New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees, left, at the school's graduation ceremony in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La., on Saturday, May 17, 2014. Brees received a Tulane President's medal and spoke at the ceremony.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Tulane University President Scott Cowen, center, dances with a second-line umbrella next to jazz clarinetist Dr. Michael White and honorary degree recipient and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis during graduation ceremonies in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La., on Saturday, May 17, 2014. Cowen has been president since 1998 and is retiring after leading the University in its rebuilding efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Tulane University President Scott Cowen, center, dances with a second line umbrella next to jazz clarinetist Dr. Michael White and honorary degree recipient and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis during graduation ceremonies in the Superdome in New Orleans, La. Saturday, May 17, 2014. Cowen has been president since 1998 and is retiring after leading the University in its rebuilding efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Tulane University President Scott Cowen wipes away tears as students sing a song in tribute to him during graduation ceremonies in the Superdome in New Orleans, La. Saturday, May 17, 2014. Cowen has been president since 1998 and is retiring after leading the University in its rebuilding efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Tulane University students wave to their parents in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for the school's graduation ceremony in New Orleans, La., on Saturday, May 17, 2014.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Tulane University President Scott Cowen applauds the faculty during graduation ceremonies in the Superdome in New Orleans, La. Saturday, May 17, 2014. Cowen has been president since 1998 and is retiring after leading the University in its rebuilding efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Tulane University President Scott Cowen hugs students after they sang a song in tribute to him during graduation ceremonies in the Superdome in New Orleans, La. Saturday, May 17, 2014. Cowen has been president since 1998 and is retiring after leading the University in its rebuilding efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Tulane University President Scott Cowen, center, dances with a second line umbrella next to jazz clarinetist Dr. Michael White and honorary degree recipient and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis during graduation ceremonies in the Superdome in New Orleans, La. Saturday, May 17, 2014. Cowen has been president since 1998 and is retiring after leading the University in its rebuilding efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Tulane University President Scott Cowen, center, dances with a second line umbrella next to jazz clarinetist Dr. Michael White and honorary degree recipient and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis during graduation ceremonies in the Superdome in New Orleans, La. Saturday, May 17, 2014. Cowen has been president since 1998 and is retiring after leading the University in its rebuilding efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

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