The Class of 2018 will have their names read as they walk across the stage at Commencement. Previously, graduates stood as their school was called.
The Ithaca College Commencement Committee has decided that the Class of 2018 will walk and have their names read at the Commencement ceremony.
The Ithaca College Commencement Committee is looking for feedback in response to a charge given by President Shirley M. Collado when she took office in July.
Pringle said the way the student protest occurred during gun-advocate Larry Pratt’s visit to campus Nov. 9 served as a model for the kind of respectful discourse that President Collado encourages.
Done correctly, the ceremony could be completed in under 2 1/2 hours, which is certainly not “too long” given the many thousands of hours invested in an education.
Graduation is a time for recognition and celebration, and it is understandable if students at the college feel that the current commencement ceremonies are lacking in this aspect.
During the 2015 commencement, Lisa Kleeman was caught off-guard when she realized that her daughter was not going to walk during the graduation ceremony.
A portion of South Aurora Street will be closed April 25 through May 17 to continue unfinished work, said Cliff Murphy, supervisor of streets for the City of Ithaca.