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    Cindy Buccini is editor of Bostonia, Boston University’s alumni magazine, and alumni publications. Before joining the BU staff in 2001, she was a local newspaper reporter for many years and was communications coordinator for the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in science journalism, both from BU.  Profile

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There are 6 comments on At Long Last Commencement: Class of 1970

  1. What an amazing experience….Thank you to all who made this possible! I wake up this morning still tearing up when I think of this entire weekend. It couldn’t have been more perfect!

    And thank you to the Class of 2010 for allowing us to share in your special day. I will never forget it!!

    A grateful member of
    SON 1970

  2. Thank you Boston University for giving the class of 1970 an opportunity to gather together after all these years.

    Our class had a very strong moral compass; we knew the war was wrong-that we were wasting blood and treasure in a part of the world we knew very little about.

    I am proud to say that in Milford, Connecticut I led a demonstration of over 100 people on the Milford green BEFORE the War in Iraq began. This Iraq War is costing this nation in blood and treasure-almost 1 billion every day for almost 10 years. No wonder we are in debt to China, Japan.

    Howard Zinn, a bomber pilot like George McGovern in WW 11 is in the hearts of many of us. We miss him. The world needs him. These U.S. drones in Pakistan are causing more harm than good. They are great recruiting tools for Taliban. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” Give peace a chance. Violence does beget violence.

  3. Sadly- I didn’t know of the recent ‘graduation ‘ until after it occurred- that was my class, too! ( I went to Sargent- occupational therapy) – what a time it was ! And ,yes- we were really something, and still are!

  4. I join my sister from SON 70 and also extend my gratitude to the class of 2010 for sharing their special day with us. Believe me, it was our special day too. There was a point where the class of 1970 and the class of 2010 were standing side-by-side waiting to file onto Nickerson Field. We exchanged words of congratulations and other niceties. One of my classmates stated. “They should be handing us their resumes”. Wouldn’t that be great? The entire weekend was wonderful and one that I will never ever forget. It was a homecoming indeed. When I heard several staff members say “welcome home”, I felt “reclaimed”. We had been wandering for 40 years. There was a sense of unfinished business, and an incompleteness; but the wandering stopped this weekend. The true meaning and significance of this weekend has yet to be revealed; but tears come to my eyes everytime I think about it. Thank you Boston University for extending the Olive Branch. My hope is that other universities that also canceled the 1970 graduation will follow your marvelous example.
    A proud member of SON 1970

  5. The graduation ceremony that we celebrated last week-end in Boston will probably be more memorable to us than had we actually experienced the one that was cancelled in 1970. In a sense, we are commencing a new stage in our lives. We are too old to be uncertain about our future but we too young not to aspire to make a difference in our communities, whatever size or shape that community may be. The University did a wonderful job to make us feel special. For our part, we should follow that lead and be special to those around us, be it family, friends or the community at large. I can say with full conviction that I received a fine education at BU, both at CGS and CAS. For that I am grateful. To paraphrase “Private Ryan”, I hope I don’t, and I hope I haven’t, wasted it. Don’t retire Class of 1970. Keep making a difference.

    1. Chagaris…what’s up? Enjoyed your statement 10 years ago; and it still is resonant today.
      “Tony” Mackall

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