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An Unheralded Honored Guest

5.25.11

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. with his niece, Alana Biden, in Tercentenary Theatre

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. with his niece, Alana Biden, in Tercentenary Theatre

Photograph by Rose Lincoln/Harvard News Office

Biden walks with his former deputy press secretary, AnnMarie Tomasini, who is now director for intergovernmental relations in Harvard's office of public affairs and communications.

Biden walks with his former deputy press secretary, AnnMarie Tomasini, who is now director for intergovernmental relations in Harvard's office of public affairs and communications.

Photograph by Jim Harrison

Amid all the pomp and circumstance on Wednesday, a different kind of procession was spotted: a Secret Service cavalcade accompanying Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., whose niece, Alana Biden, is a member of the College class of 2011. Biden also greeted a former staff member, AnnMarie Tomasini, who is now director of intergovernmental relations in Harvard's office of public affairs and communications. Vice President Biden earlier attended a luncheon meeting in Boston on neuroscience research

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