Commencement 2007
June 16, 2006 - 4 PM


Prof. JL Popyack, photographer

It was a dark and stormy night. Actually, it was a very nice day in Philadelphia, not bad at all for walking around at mid-afternoon in full-length black gowns. Armed once again with his trusty Fuji FinePix 700, your fearless photographer recorded these images of computer science students, ummm... commencing.

Noteworthy among these images are: the only Ph.D. student who did not need to kneel when being hooded, a couple of people with way too many honor cords, a standing ovation for an award-winning faculty member, a student and his high-school mentor, Drexel's first undergraduate software engineering student (next year, we're going to find one with pants), the official computer science fingernail design, a picture of President Papadakis and Vice-Provost DiNardo (onto which you can superimpose your own image, receiving your degree), and the student most likely to yell "Sic semper tyrannis!" in a crowded building. Students wearing white silk stoles are members of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the International Honor Society for the Computing and Information Disciplines.

It's been a pleasure, folks -- and a special treat for me when they told all the degree candidates to stand. It was the first time I had seen that many of you (a) paying attention and (b) following directions!

Inscrutably,
JL Popyack


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