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There are some interesting things about this year's college graduating class. CalTech's graduating chemical engineering class is all women, a first for the school. The uniqueness of that was not mentioned in Sandra Tsing Loh's commencement speech but that the physics grad herself was the keynote speaker in the year of this accomplishment probably says enough on its own. The Daily Bruin, meanwhile, reminds us that this class of 2005 is also the freshman class of 09/11.

A Partnership for Public Service study performed this year suggests that while these students classify themselves as patriotic at a higher rate than classes prior, less than 20% of grads are interested in government or public sector work.

Photo by Nevin Kapur.