Plans to Avoid Mistakes from the 2017 Commencement

The Commencement Planning Committee has shared with the Board of Trustees a list of recommendations to help us avoid the problems from last year’s commencement. You’ll recall that at last year’s commencement, which lasted 13 hour and 43 minutes, 3 people died from heart attacks, two babies were born, 89 people were hospitalized for drug overdoses, alcohol poisoning, dehydration, and food poisoning, and 4 guests walked away from the event and were never seen again. We recommend:

  1. Commencement should not last more than five hours.
  2. All Commencement speeches should be in English.
  3. Bathrooms on campus should remain open and accessible.
  4. Campus Riot Police and SWAT team should be on stand-by but should not actively patrol during Commencement.
  5. All speakers should be required to be sober.

 

Thank you,

Commencement Planning Committee

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4 thoughts on “Plans to Avoid Mistakes from the 2017 Commencement

  1. Gladys M. Varona-Lacey

    You have certainly made me laugh! Thanks.

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    Gladys M. Varona-Lacey, Ph.D.
    Professor of Spanish and Latin American Literature
    Dept. of Modern Languages and Literatures
    Ithaca College
    953 Danby Rd.
    Ithaca, NY 14850

    varona@Ithaca.edu
    (607) 274-1346
    From: Willard College
    Reply-To: Willard College
    Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 2:53 PM
    To: Gladys Varona-Lacey
    Subject: [New post] Plans to Avoid Mistakes from the 2017 Commencement

    willardcollege posted: ” The Commencement Planning Committee has shared with the Board of Trustees a list of recommendations to help us avoid the problems from last year’s commencement. You’ll recall that at last year’s commencement, which lasted 13 hour and 43 minutes, 3 peo”

  2. certainly good recommendations from the planning committee. if we all understand each other, it will certainly avoid the overdoses and food poisoning.

    and the non active swats can more easily identify the ones who dont comply, though i also suggest they check the bathrooms. i am bit skeptical of that measure.

    great work

    Patricia Rodriguez Associate Professor, Politics Ithaca College, NY 607-274-5714

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