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Oops! TCU commencement program misspells ‘univeristy’

More than 1,800 degrees were awarded during ceremonies Saturday.
More than 1,800 degrees were awarded during ceremonies Saturday. Handout photo

More than 1,800 degrees were expected to be awarded to TCU students during three ceremonies on Saturday, a day that will long be remembered by the graduates and their families.

For some, the memory might include a chuckle.

On the first page of the program for the ceremonies, Texas Christian University was misspelled Univeristy.

The Star-Telegram certainly understands how typographical errors happen — we stumble upon them daily in stories that are published online and in print.

As for the TCU typo, a school spokeswoman said, “We will investigate on Monday to determine how that happened.”

Meanwhile, here’s a breakdown of TCU’s spring commencement, by the numbers:

1,508 graduates with bachelor’s degrees (including 37 double degrees);

665 graduates with Latin Honors (including 15 with 4.0 GPAs);

316 graduates with master’s degrees (including 24 who are Ph.D. candidates);

1,111 graduates from Texas;

666 graduates from 45 other states;

93 graduates from 33 different countries;

23 graduates of Brite Divinity School;

1 misspelled word on program.

Lee Williams: 817-390-7840, @leewatson

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