Crustacean conservation at convocation

Even President Ruth Simmons is doing her part to soften the economy’s impact on the University’s coffers — and shellfish worldwide are breathing sighs of relief.

Before introducing today’s convocation speaker, Professor of Biology Johanna Schmitt, Simmons outlined her plan to make up the $800 million in losses reported earlier this year:

“We really don’t need to have shrimp at the faculty reception,” she said. “What’s a shrimp or two?”

It’s not yet clear what impact Simmons’ remarks will have on the popularity of Dining Services’ exclusive new Club Plan.

Video of convocation after the jump.

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