UNL Saturday commencement revised again: Grads to walk for empty diploma covers

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Posted: Friday, May 3, 2013 12:00 am

LINCOLN — After hearing from unhappy students and their parents, University of Nebraska-Lincoln officials on Thursday announced that graduates will, after all, get to walk across the stage at Saturday's commencement ceremony at Memorial Stadium.

To minimize the time attendees have to spend outdoors in inclement weather, the ceremony will eliminate the formal processional, where graduating students come to the stage in a designated order to get their diplomas. That's a process that can take more than an hour.

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