May 18th, 2009
Derrick Boone, president of the University Senate, leads the faculty processional in. As the faculty come in, the wind is picking up on the Quad — it is very chilly on the post office side of the Quad, which is still in the shade. I enjoy seeing the faculty in their academic regalia and seeing familiar faces — Perry Patterson from economics, Mary Lynn Redmond from education, James Dunn and Doug Bailey from divinity, Charlie Rose from the law school. And finally, at 9:25, the President’s party is entering. Unfortunately Vice President Joe Biden went up the stairs on the opposite side of where I’m sitting so I didn’t get a good look at him.