On happiness, and graduation

The focus of Chancellor Zeppos’ remarks to graduating students today was the pursuit of happiness – however they may define it.

“Lead lives filled with joy. Start that immediately,” he said.

I am definitely down with that. Read Jim Patterson’s well-done story (as usual, Jim delivered insightful and pithy copy in record time, he’s a wizard) on the remarks and ceremony.

Listen to the audio of Zeppos’ remarks.

Of note:

  • The degrees are still being conferred as we speak, but below are some fantastic photos by our photographer John Russell. The clever photo crew this year for the first time strapped a still camera high atop the jumbotron screen, outfitted with a wide angle lens and operated remotely, to give us a very big picture of the event. I’ll share those shots once the camera is back on the ground.
  • Archived video will be up later today. Approximately 530 600 people tuned into the live Web stream of the video today – a record breaking number for us.
  • The festivities will continue throughout the day, with the individual colleges’ ceremonies, the Strawberries and Champagne celebration, and the numerous private parties that will ensue around town.
  • Kudos to Commencement Queen Kim Fuller, Plant Ops Czar Don Hughes and their massive team of staff and volunteers for pulling off another truly stellar ceremony.

Best, best, best wishes, Class of 2008.



Filed under Administration, Students, Uncategorized

2 responses to “On happiness, and graduation

  1. thanks so much for the props! I’ve loved coming back and catching glimpses of those days here on the blog…my memories are already mostly a blur!

  2. Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation 🙂 Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Tuna!

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