Michelle Obama raises OSU commencement prestige

Michelle Obama raises OSU commencement prestige

The first lady's presence raised the secutiry of the OSU commencement address but made it memorable.

While family and friends waited in the stands, Oregon State University's graduating class of 2012 arrived near Reser Stadium midday Sunday, where they passed through metal detectors and stood inside the Merrit Truax Indoor Practice Facility for hours until finally being seated in Reser in the later afternoon.

The additional security and precautions were necessary this year because of this year's commencement speaker, first lady Michelle Obama.

Read more in today's Gazette-Times.