Monday, May 20, 2013

Saturday’s S.M.U. Commencement

Saturday morning’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.

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