She was honored with a moment of silence and a single chair placed near her fellow students. The chair was adorned with flowers and yellow balloons in Harper’s memory. With New York State guidelines allowing no more than 150 people at in-person graduations, the school said doing the ceremonies this way made it so that each student was able to have their family present for the big moment. “We’re Patriots and that’s what today is about: it’s about being a Patriot,” Richman said. “It’s important for them to be with other Patriots and celebrate what it means to be a Binghamton High School graduate.” Students and faculty also took a few minutes out of the ceremonies to honor Harper Stantz, a 16-year-old student who was hit and killed by a drugged driver back in March 2019. It also provided an opportunity for students to reunite with friends they have been unable to see due to classes being cancelled. Binghamton High School principal Kevin Richman said this is part of why doing an in-person ceremony was so important. Richman also paid tribute to Harper as part of the commecement. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Binghamton High School celebrated more than 300 graduates in seven separate ceremonies at NYSEG Stadium on Sunday. The ceremonies began at 9 a.m., and ran until around 10 p.m. “Last year, we also lost a loved one of our own. Harper Stantz would be graduating here to day and I am sure she is smiling down on us right now,” Richman said to the crowd. “I haven’t seen them since the end of April, so it’s good to at least have on last school event,” said Adam Deuel of Binghamton.
“I think it speaks to the creativity of institutions to serve their students,” said Don Nieman, provost and executive vice president of academic affairs for the university. “Our job as educators is to serve our students, so I think a lot of people are looking at creative solutions, we’ve certainly looked at creative solutions.” While the school says the homeland security guidance isn’t final, they say it’s unfortunate as international students play such an important role. Faculty said the past few months have been extremely difficult for everyone, but especially for international students. VESTAL (WBNG) — Colleges around the nation including Binghamton University are facing a unique challenge after the Trump Administration decided not to allow international students to stay in the U.S. if they are only taking online classes. Nieman told 12 News any international students unable to come back to campus will be able to take their courses online. The university plans to hold in-person classes this fall, meaning the ruling would not apply. However, with the changing nature of the pandemic, school officials told 12 News you can’t be too careful. Binghamton University administrators said international students are a valued part of their campus community, bringing different perspectives that enrich everyone’s education. Several universities such as NYU and Columbia have decided to offer a one credit course on campus to keep international students in the U.S., a move BU administrators are in support of.
Share April 19, 2007ARKADELPHIA, Ark. – West Florida will look to extend two streaks at this weekend’s Carpet One/Gulf South Conference Men’s Tennis Tournament. Not only will West Florida try to extend their eight-match winning streak, but the Argonauts will also attempt to win their third consecutive GSC title. The tournament will be held on the campuses of Henderson State and Ouachita Baptist Universities.West Florida, the top-seed from the GSC East, will face Christian Brothers, the fourth seed from the GSC West, in the quarterfinals at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. If West Florida wins, they will face the winner of the Delta State/North Alabama match at 1:30 p.m. The championship finals are set for 9 a.m. on Sunday.The tournament will feature five of the top 40 teams in Division II. Aside from the top-ranked Argonauts, other ranked teams are: fourth-ranked Valdosta State, No.12 Ouachita Baptist, No. 15 Delta State and No. 38 North Alabama. The tournament will also feature nine of the top 50 singles players and five ranked doubles teams.West Florida’s eight GSC titles are the most in conference history. Dating back to 2002, West Florida has won four of the last five GSC titles and finished as the runner-up in 2004.Complete coverage of the 2007 GSC Men’s Tennis Tournament can be found at www.gulfsouthconference.orgPrint Friendly Version Top-Ranked Argonauts Go for Three-Peat