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WNEU Holds Graduation without IRS Speaker

WNEU SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) –    It was business as usual at Springfield’s Symphony hall this morning as 159 students graduated from Western New England University’s School of Law despite the absence of  a keynote speaker.

Earlier this week, Lois Lerner – Director of the IRS Tax Exempt Organizations Division – backed out of giving the speech after the agency admitted it unfairly scrutinized conservative groups when they applied for tax-exempt status.

“She made the call to us and expressed the fact that this was a graduation and a graduation is supposed to be a time of celebration and energy and the publicity would detract from that,” said Barbara Moffat, VP of Marketing at WNEU. “While commencement speakers are a time honored tradition, the real important part is when that student walks across the stage.”

Moffat says this won’t deter Western New England University from asking a government official to speak at commencement ceremonies in the future.

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