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(Asbury Park Press)   Rutgers University: Due to Covid we can not have a live commencement at the football stadium. Also Rutgers: come see spring football live at the football stadium next week   (app.com) divider line
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2021-05-07 6:55:11 PM  
One is about people, life experiences and milestones.
The other is about money.
 
2021-05-07 7:39:40 PM  
One costs money, one makes money.
 
2021-05-07 8:55:05 PM  
Meanwhile U of Hartford is moving to Division III. Claims it will save them $8 million a year.
 
2021-05-07 9:36:51 PM  
Edumacation is not as important as sportsball.

'Murica.
 
2021-05-07 9:52:13 PM  
They're letting 5,000 people in for a game. There are 18 THOUSAND graduating students. Assume each student only has two additional family members there, which isn't realistic, and there's an additional 36,000 people you need to account for. So that's 54,000 people. Assume you stretch graduation out with no rhyme or reason across seven days, you're still looking at making sure almost 8,000 people a day don't come in contact with anyone outside their bubble.

The math doesn't work. Furthermore, people will travel for an in-person graduation, they are far less likely to travel for a football game. Yes, it sucks for the students, but this was still the right call.
 
2021-05-07 10:51:14 PM  
Foobawah more important than ejumacashum
 
2021-05-07 11:32:45 PM  
Footballers : We who are about to die, salute you!
 
2021-05-07 11:49:53 PM  
Oohhh no...Rutgers and COVID won't do now...

/Take The Wolverine back to Annandale
// and wear a mask
/// Oleander Bushes...
 
2021-05-07 11:50:48 PM  

Lsherm: They're letting 5,000 people in for a game. There are 18 THOUSAND graduating students. Assume each student only has two additional family members there, which isn't realistic, and there's an additional 36,000 people you need to account for. So that's 54,000 people. Assume you stretch graduation out with no rhyme or reason across seven days, you're still looking at making sure almost 8,000 people a day don't come in contact with anyone outside their bubble.

The math doesn't work. Furthermore, people will travel for an in-person graduation, they are far less likely to travel for a football game. Yes, it sucks for the students, but this was still the right call.


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2021-05-07 11:51:28 PM  

Lsherm: They're letting 5,000 people in for a game. There are 18 THOUSAND graduating students. Assume each student only has two additional family members there, which isn't realistic, and there's an additional 36,000 people you need to account for. So that's 54,000 people. Assume you stretch graduation out with no rhyme or reason across seven days, you're still looking at making sure almost 8,000 people a day don't come in contact with anyone outside their bubble.

The math doesn't work. Furthermore, people will travel for an in-person graduation, they are far less likely to travel for a football game. Yes, it sucks for the students, but this was still the right call.


This is the only correct answer but the basement dwellers will focus on their small mindedness.
Rutgers football can't draw any fans for actual games, a spring scrimmage will draw maybe a couple thousand, and you can spread them out in the stands.
Commencement?  That is normally dozens/hundreds of rows of people next to each other on the field for an extended period listening to speeches, then lining up and slowly proceeding to get a diploma.   Am commencement be done differently/better?  Probably, but then why do it in the big stadium.
 
2021-05-07 11:52:28 PM  
Can commencement be done better

Dammitalltohell
 
2021-05-07 11:55:17 PM  
God, Guns, and Football. It's the American way. ...And I'm not so sure about the God thing.
 
2021-05-07 11:55:23 PM  

Lsherm: They're letting 5,000 people in for a game. There are 18 THOUSAND graduating students. Assume each student only has two additional family members there, which isn't realistic, and there's an additional 36,000 people you need to account for. So that's 54,000 people. Assume you stretch graduation out with no rhyme or reason across seven days, you're still looking at making sure almost 8,000 people a day don't come in contact with anyone outside their bubble.

The math doesn't work. Furthermore, people will travel for an in-person graduation, they are far less likely to travel for a football game. Yes, it sucks for the students, but this was still the right call.


You hush up now and stop making sense.
 
2021-05-07 11:55:59 PM  

Merltech: One costs money, one makes money.


Rutgers Football making money is the funniest thing I've heard today.
 
2021-05-08 12:04:55 AM  
Books bad.
Balls good.
 
2021-05-08 12:21:09 AM  

Lsherm: They're letting 5,000 people in for a game. There are 18 THOUSAND graduating students. Assume each student only has two additional family members there, which isn't realistic, and there's an additional 36,000 people you need to account for. So that's 54,000 people. Assume you stretch graduation out with no rhyme or reason across seven days, you're still looking at making sure almost 8,000 people a day don't come in contact with anyone outside their bubble.

The math doesn't work. Furthermore, people will travel for an in-person graduation, they are far less likely to travel for a football game. Yes, it sucks for the students, but this was still the right call.


And a graduation imports diverse separated social circles into a single location. A football game will tend to draw those from within a more isolated community. They are vary distinct events.
 
2021-05-08 12:32:24 AM  
18000 graduates. Not a good day to be named Zimmerman.
 
2021-05-08 1:00:18 AM  
If Rutgers can host fans for spring football game, why not in-person graduation?

Graduation ceremony costs money. Football games generate money. Duh.
 
2021-05-08 1:27:31 AM  
there's not much book on commencement.
 
2021-05-08 3:20:57 AM  

Lsherm: They're letting 5,000 people in for a game. There are 18 THOUSAND graduating students. Assume each student only has two additional family members there, which isn't realistic, and there's an additional 36,000 people you need to account for. So that's 54,000 people. Assume you stretch graduation out with no rhyme or reason across seven days, you're still looking at making sure almost 8,000 people a day don't come in contact with anyone outside their bubble.

The math doesn't work. Furthermore, people will travel for an in-person graduation, they are far less likely to travel for a football game. Yes, it sucks for the students, but this was still the right call.


To be fair, letting 5,000 Rutgers fans into the stadium ensures 100% of the fan base gets to see the spring game.
 
2021-05-08 3:35:57 AM  
 My parents supposedly met at a Rutgers football game so I'm getting a kick out these replies.
 
2021-05-08 6:33:42 AM  
I get the logistics of it, but seeing as the people causing problems only read picture books and some of the headlines on Faux, it's easy to see why the optics are important here.

It's a 52,454 seat stadium, which leaves it at almost 70% capacity (better than they get for a lesser conference game). And that's assuming the stage isn't set up in the stands, because even if it is there's hardly room for all 18000 chairs on the field.
 
2021-05-08 6:34:53 AM  

AliceBToklasLives: Meanwhile U of Hartford is moving to Division III. Claims it will save them $8 million a year.


I have 3 or 4 friends (maybe - I feel like there was a 4th but I know 3 for sure are UH alumni) that are gonna be pissed.
 
2021-05-08 7:17:55 AM  

Lsherm: They're letting 5,000 people in for a game. There are 18 THOUSAND graduating students. Assume each student only has two additional family members there, which isn't realistic, and there's an additional 36,000 people you need to account for. So that's 54,000 people. Assume you stretch graduation out with no rhyme or reason across seven days, you're still looking at making sure almost 8,000 people a day don't come in contact with anyone outside their bubble.

The math doesn't work. Furthermore, people will travel for an in-person graduation, they are far less likely to travel for a football game. Yes, it sucks for the students, but this was still the right call.


Glad to see someone covered this well.

This looks like a stupid thing to do at first.  But just because something looks stupid doesn't mean it IS stupid.

/Been trying to convince everyone of that about myself.
 
2021-05-08 7:40:53 AM  
The article answers its own question:

Graduation: 18,000 students. That's before any family would be included in the audience.

Football: they're allowing 5000 people to spread throughout. That's the maximum they feel is safe.

Now I'd ask, why not have four days of graduation? They'd have to be on the cheap. But that would be a question that wasn't trolling dumbassery.
 
2021-05-08 10:24:55 AM  
You'd think they would have learned this lesson back in high-school:  Only sports matter
 
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