There is no prayer involved in any portion of our commencement ceremonies.  I hope that this helps.  Thanks.   … Sue


From: Retention & Graduation Issues Concerning Minorities in Higher Education [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Redmond, Rudy (DLEG)
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2007 1:10 PM
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Subject: MTU Question


Hello from the Upper Peninsula, would you mind responding to me with

a brief explanation of your university's policy and action/s

concerning prayer at the beginning of your commencement ceremonies?  I

was asked to benchmark with our Michigan colleagues and I thought that

this list might provide some great ideas as well as specific response

to the question.  Thank you in advance.  Chris



Chris S. Anderson

Special Assistant to the President for Institutional Diversity

Michigan Technological University

1400 Townsend Drive

Houghton, MI 49931


Telephone: 906/487-3539

Fax: 906/487-3101

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