A longer, unedited version of this went out on the Woodframes listserv:
We’d like you to join us in not buying a cap and gown and instead giving that $54.50 to the Traverse Square After-school Program a.k.a. The Center. The Center is one of the only University-sponsored programs aimed at working cooperatively with Middletown’s low-income families to improve the quality of life in their communities.
We have informed Marshal of the Faculty and faculty representative for Commencement Suzanne O’Connell of our plans and she assured us that anyone who elects not to wear the cap and gown will still be allowed to walk at Commencement. We can coordinate our attire or you can do your own thing.
Contact Michael Berger ’08 (mwberger@wes), Zac Meyer ’08 (zmeyer@wes), David Harris ’08 (akdiamond@wes), or Alex Diamond ’08 (dlharris@wes) for more information.