The most interesting thing I saw on campus today was the preparation for tonight’s fireworks:
The guys could not have been more charming or more helpful–they gave me a pretty good tutorial on the technology of modern fireworks, which has thankfully come a long way since the days of lighting fuses with torches. I was also thankful that someone thought to move the site of the launch out to Founders Court from the quad (which always seemed like a dubious idea to me).
We don’t have very many images of commencement the other way around, that is, out on the front side of Lovett, as photographic discipline completely broke down after Dr. Lovett retired. Here’s a nice one I found recently, though, taken on June 5, 1955, before there was a lawn:
The second most interesting thing I saw on campus today was the color guard practicing for tomorrow’s plenary commencement. I was a bit concerned when they started but they got significantly better as I watched. They now have my full confidence:
Bonus: Sky Wonder Pyrotechnics rules.