I wasn’t going to get to see most of my friends graduate yesterday, since the ceremony started at 5 and I had to work until then and wouldn’t even be back in Evanston until 6pm.
So I was rather surprised, as I flipped through channels when I got home, to see the ceremony on public access cable.
I found out later that they were essentially taking the feed that was going to the jumbotrons at the football stadium and slapping it onto the public access stations. I was glad, because I got to see:
- Kofi Annan giving a short but decent speech on the need to end world poverty
- About 30 people I know recieving bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees
- A guy with a little price tag hanging off of his cap that said “$120,000” (the approximate cost of a four year undergraduate education here at Northwestern)
I was sad that I didn’t get to see it live, but I’m glad I got to see it nonetheless.