Commencement 2006

June 17, 2006 - 4 PM
Prof. JL Popyack
, photographer

Today marked our first annual "Get Your Photo Taken with Louis Kratz" day, which was special because it coincided with Drexel's 119th Commencement ceremony. Most of those ceremonies were held earlier in the day, with Craig Schroeder garnering at least one degree at each.

Serving as a Faculty Marshall (further evidence of the university's imminent decline), I suppose I had some official duty. I devoted most of my attention to recording the images below with my reliable Fuji FinePix 700. I figured all that advanced study in computer science/software engineering would help the students naturally self-organize into orderly groups of undergraduate CS, graduate CS, graduate SE. Perhaps this was a miscalculation. It hardly seemed like the right time to bring up the "Dutch National Flag" algorithm, however, so we relied on entropy.

Noteworthy among the photos below are the first hooding of a Computer Science Ph.D. at Drexel, a newly commissioned Ensign in the US Navy wrestling a horse, officers of the MCS Society and Women in Computing Society, BS/MS students, teaching assistants and dual Math/CS majors. Students wearing white silk stoles are members of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the International Honor Society for the Computing and Information Disciplines.

The captions for these photos were created the same way Drexel uses to generate student ID numbers. You never knew they used a camera for that, did you?

Inscrutably,
JL Popyack



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