The already contentious renovations of the University of Michigan's football stadium have struck another nerve. Because of work on plumbing and electrical systems planned for April, the school's graduation ceremony will not be at the Big House. And because no other campus facility could conceivably fit the 50,000 commencement attendees, the ceremony will instead be held at the nearby Eastern Michigan University football field.
The Michigan Daily's "Banished From the Big House" series runs the gamut of emotions from sentimental self-pity to righteous indignation to shock, confusion, and hurt. One distressed senior wrote, "It's nothing personal Eastern Michigan: But no amount of 'maize and blue-ing' at Rynearson Stadium will make us feel at home."