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There are 2 comments on Protests Unfold in and around Nickerson Field during BU’s 151st Commencement

  1. Seems odd that this article identifying the various protests going on at Commencement made no mention of the student Commencement speaker, Michael Arellano (CAS’24, GRS’24), wearing a Palestinian keffiyeh during his address. In the official BU video, it’s clearly visible and apparently a statement of solidarity with the suffering of the people in Gaza. By the omission of a reference to this prominent and peaceful exercise of free speech, is BU (BU Today) making a statement? If so, what is the message?

    1. Not only was he wearing a keffiyeh, he was also wearing a Graduate Student Union and Reslife Union pin. When I saw him on stage I didn’t know he was the speaker and turned to my friend and said, “Wow, he’s pretty brave!” only to find he was our speaker! Kudos to him for not only standing up for what’s right, but having the stones to do so during likely the most important and televised moment of his life.

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