President Fergusson conferred bachelor’s degrees to 600 members of the Class of 1999 in the Outdoor Theater.  In his commencement address, veteran actor and Hudson Valley neighbor James Earl Jones urged the graduates to recognize their responsibilities, not only to themselves and those around them, but to “we the people” as well.  In conclusion, Jones—the voice Darth Vader in the three original “Star Wars” movies (1977, 1980, 1983)—told the class, “I don’t care if you are sick of hearing it.  I offer you one piece of advice on this most auspicious and joyful occasion: may the force be with you.”     The New York Times