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SEAS 2010 Commences

Hans Hyttinen gives you the highlights of the SEAS ’10 Class Day.

This year’s SEAS Class Day was marked, as is the norm, by a number of speeches, both funny and inspiring.

Seth Davidovits and Rodney Chang delivered the valedictory and salutatory addresses, respectively. Met with general approval, their speeches were interesting and humorous—especially Seth’s, as he mentioned feeling sorry for the Class of 2013 since the world would end before their Commencement, or at least according to the Discovery and History channels.

Paul Brandt-Rauf, Columbia professor and holder of six (!) Columbia degrees, gave the Class Day Address. Surely aided by his extensive Columbia graduation experience, Brandt-Rauf’s speech, though a tad long, appeared well received. Evidently aware of his audience’s decreased attention span, he admitted, “I can drone on endlessly and say things that nobody will ever recall.”

ESC 2010 President Heather Lee, recipient of her first Columbia degree, also made a fine speech. Most notably, she gave her heartfelt thanks to the parents and professors who had helped SEAS 2010 achieve their goals, especially honoring the professors: “…and thank you for the problem sets, helping keep the ‘C’ in ‘SEAS.’”

The Clefhangers, a student a cappella group, closed the ceremonies with “Stand, Columbia” and “Roar, Lion, Roar.” SEAS 2010, Columbia salutes you!

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9 Comments

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous “ESC 2010 President Heather Lee, recipient of her first Columbia degree”

    you make it sound like she’s going to get more than one. hell she barely got one.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous cc raised $18,626. considering there are 1/3rd the amount of people in seas, that’s quite a feat. so what happens with all this money?

  • seas 2010 says:

    @seas 2010 YAY

    also the post didn’t note that SEAS senior fund set a record with $15,726 in donations

    1. seas 2011 says:

      @seas 2011 oh wow, thats beyond impressive. what a steep, steep challenge for 2011!

      seas 2010 – you were an awesome class, glad i got to meet a lot of you!!! come back, and visit please :)

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous WOOOOO SEAS 2010!!! WE DID IT!!!

  • SEAS says:

    @SEAS 2010!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous SEAS 2010!!!

  • hey says:

    @hey I know you’re probably running on a decreased staff but do you have any idea what they’re protesting on broadway right now?

  • um says:

    @um hey bwog,

    what’s the protest going on outside the gates right now? it’s a bunch of men in construction gear shouting, right in the middle of cc class day

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