Celestial Weasel (celestialweasel) wrote,
Celestial Weasel


So, when did people start whooping at graduation ceremonies? I don't remember much whooping when I went to see RG (WINOLJ) get his Open University BA (Hons) about 4 years ago, but there was a lot of whooping at senior niece's graduation at Goldsmiths and at RG's Open University MA at the Barbican, both of which I have been to in the last couple of weeks. Lots of photo taking too, including flashes going off at random throughout.
At the OU one the vice-chancellor even posed for photos if the whooping for any given person was particularly loud - he would ask them to point out their family and friends and then orient himself and the graduand in the right direction for the family to take a photo.
At the Goldsmiths one I got my first sighting of someone holding up their iPad to take a photo with it :-)

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