Mizzou Under Fire For Proposed Change

Posted by Warren Krech on March 11, 2013

Some University of Missouri students are crying foul over plans to move the spring honors graduation ceremony from historic Francis Quadrangle to Mizzou Arena.

University officials say there’s no longer enough room on the quad to fit students and their guests.

Mizzou Alumni Association Director Todd McCubbin acknowledges the decision goes against recent tradition. He says the large crowds have forced some parents and guests to stand on benches to see the ceremony.

More than 300 students have signed an online petition asking the university to reconsider.

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