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Commencement Moved Indoors Due to Snow Storm

Sunday's Times Union reported that Rensselaer's Commencement ceremonies took place inside Houston Field House on Saturday due to a snow storm that hit the Capital District. Another article in the same newspaper reports that the snowfall, measured at 2.2 inches at the Albany-Colonie Airport, was the latest measurable snowfall in the Albany area since 1795, when the earliest weather records began.

...the Capital Region's premiere technical school proved its mettle as dozens of RPI employees, working since 4 a.m., managed to transfer the scene of graduation from the Harkness Field to the Houston Field House next door.

...The Rev. Beth Illingworth, who began the ceremony, threw away a prepared prayer and, instead, thanked God for providing a day no one would soon forget.

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