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Binghamton University Holds Bitter Sweet Graduation Ceremony

Binghamton University graduated thousands of students at the BU Events Center Saturday and Sunday. BU says the class of 2018 has over 4,100 graduates. While it was mostly smiles and hugs for students and families, graduation at the Decker School of Nursing was quite a bit more bitter sweet. Dozens of newly minted nurses took pause to remember the life of Haley Anderson who did not get the chance to graduate. She was allegedly murdered by an ex-boyfriend back in March. The university held a seat open in Anderson’s honor, and on it, was the cap and gown she would have worn, along with her photo. Anderson’s father Gordon accepted her diploma to a standing ovation.