Letters to the Editor

Why bother with a Cal Poly graduation ceremony at all?

Cal Poly Commencement Ceremonies are pictured at Alex Spanos Stadium in June 2013.
Cal Poly Commencement Ceremonies are pictured at Alex Spanos Stadium in June 2013. ldickinson@thetribunenews.com

I was stunned to read the letter to the editor about Cal Poly’s graduation (“Show some respect, Cal Poly grads,” June 16).

I taught at the University of Maryland in College Park for 26 years and attended each year’s May and December graduations. I never saw anyone leaving graduation ceremonies early. This speaks volumes about the parents, students and faculty. What a sorry spectacle.

Perhaps they should discontinue the bothersome ceremony and just mail them their diplomas.

Penny Koines, San Luis Obispo

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