Monday, May 20, 2013
Saturday’s S.M.U. Commencement
According to my brother, Saturday was the first time in fifty years that S.M.U. had held its commencement ceremonies out-of-doors.
The commencement speaker was Kay Bailey Hutchison, who gave a very serious and very dignified address.
Everything about the ceremonies was first-class—and very efficient, which we appreciated.
Andrew and I have suffered through more prolonged—and even obnoxious—graduation ceremonies the last seven years than we can shake a stick at, including our own, and Saturday’s was by far the best.
In my family, we already have a new line of patter: we are making predictions how Northwestern will manage to render offensive its graduation ceremonies one year from now.