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. Continue Reading