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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Why I love commencement

This is commencement weekend. I love going to the ceremony for one simple reason: I see so many happy people, especially happy students, who have achieved something significant. All around the convention center are smiling faces. Big smiles. Whatever angst I might have been feeling in recent weeks always melts away when I see those faces and watch people celebrating these accomplishments. I posted a few pictures from last year's ceremony on Flickr; you can see them here. And you can watch this year's ceremony on a live webcast at 2 pm Saturday, May 10. What a great time of year!