Return to the traditional commencement exercises for the Class of 2013
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Traditionally, commencement for the graduates of Post included a huge white tent on our Great Lawn where all the graduates and their friends and families could hear all the speeches and addresses. Then each school would separate where students would have their name called and walk to the stage. This took place on one day with an unlimited amount of guests allowed. Now, because of the excessive amount of money the university spent to rebrand, this graduation has been taken away from us. Instead, there will be a university-wide commencement at the Barclay Center, a week after we are supposed to graduate and kicked out of our dorms. Our tickets are limited to two per student. The Post campus will have recognition awards on campus separated by school over the course of two days limiting only three guests per student. There will be no momentous tent on the Great Lawn where all the graduates can celebrate and be seen together in their caps and gowns. This joyous occasion has been stripped of us due to the corporate wishes of the higher administration in their efforts to commercialize this institution. The students wish to have their opinions heard as it is their college graduation, not the administrators’ who think this school is a capitalist marketplace. We do not deserve to have our own campus’s graduation extracted due to the university’s attempt at commercializing. We came here because Post is a small, community-driven campus and that’s how we wish to leave it.
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