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Monday, May 21, 2012


So, I realize I just posted a graduation post, but there were two!! This one won't be so long. So, the first post was about the graduation just for the Graduate School of Education. This one was for the whole school. First, we all lined up along "Locust Walk" (the main walkway of the school) according to our disciplines. It was at this point that I realized that only a few of my friends were participating and that it might be a bit of a bore to stay for the whole thing. So, I decided it would be best to do the locust walk procession, then skip out right before entering Franklin Field (football stadium where graduation is held). The procession was kind of cool just because there were a bazillion of us and it felt all pomp and circumstance-y. It also took forever because there were so many. By the time we reached the stadium I was totally ready to skip out. Tom wanted to watch the keynote speaker though and I realized I wanted to as well. ,Som we decided we'd take pictures, then I'd take off my gown and come back incognito in time for the keynote at the end. It was a good plan. We did just that. The keynote ended up being a really good one as well. It was by Geoffrey Canada. If you aren't familiar with him, you should look him up! Here are the pics: The procession (which I skipped out of):
The statue is of William Penn and the building behind it is one of two favorites of mine on campus. It used to be the main building back in the day and it is HUGE and gothic:
Aren't my parents cute?
Why, yes it is the ugliest building on campus:
Everyone leaving after commencement:
So, maybe it was still a bit long. What can I say - I have my strengths and my weaknesses! Next up........HAMBURG!!

1 comment:

  1. Not to rain on your graduation parade, but that statue is most definitely of Ben Franklin, not William Penn.

    As consolation, here is a list of several buildings on the Penn campus that are uglier than the GSE:
    1) Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
    2) Meyerson Hall
    3) Goddard/Richards Labs
    4) Class of 1920 Commons
    5) All three of the highrise dorms