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Honors students go cordless
A couple of weeks ago, I was enjoying my induction to the English honor society when a topic of discontent arose with some of the seniors attending. The students receiving their honor society cords, awarding them for the academic achievement and dedication they have put in during their time at Quinnipiac, should have been a happy occasion.
Instead, they found out Quinnipiac asks seniors to not wear these cords during the commencement ceremony.
“The University does refrain from having students wear any cords except those that are University-wide Latin designations (cum laude, magna cum laude, summa cum laude),” said Lynn Bushnell, vice president for public affairs. “The University’s guiding principle has always been that every single graduate is very special on this day. The University has not permitted cords for departmental honor societies to be worn because each has standards that may differ from University-wide standards.”
Graduating seniors who have worked especially hard have been rewarded by acceptance into department honor societies, why should this not be recognized during the celebration of their success? The policy should be changed to allow the deserving students to showcase their achievements with the simple, colored cords.