Under student pressure, U of M works to keep commencement on campus

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The University of Michigan has responded to protesting seniors and says it's reconsidering plans to move spring commencement off campus.

The Ann Arbor school said January 8 it was moving the April 26 ceremony to Eastern Michigan University's Rynearson Stadium in Ypsilanti because of construction at Michigan Stadium.

University officials met with about 150 students Monday night and told them the school is looking for ways to keep commencement on campus.

The Michigan Daily, the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News say school officials apologized to students. The officials say the basketball venue Crisler Arena and the outdoor Diag are among possible locations should it be impossible to use Michigan Stadium.

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