Chestnut Hill, MA (Rotters) - Hours after Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's commencement address at Boston College was met with protest, the graduating senior class attempted to make amends. In a small ceremony afterwards, they awarded Ms. Rice with a gold plated model of the School's academic scepter, a completely functioning small scale replica.
The campus was a-buzz with the news of the controversial peace offering as parents and students went their separate ways to individual and family graduation parties.
"I think this was the right thing to do," said a graduating senior, "It's really wrong to protest and offer no solutions. If we disagree with her harsh diplomacy all over the world then it becomes our responsibility to encourage her to change. Hopefully, the next time that she finds herself alone at night in a foreign country contemplating actions which will effect us all, she will be able to utilize this gift that we have offered, and stay her hand."
Rice was said to be taken aback by the size of the gesture from the seniors, becoming a little emotional and flushed. "As I said earlier at the address," stated Ms. Rice, "There is nothing wrong with holding an opinion and holding it passionately."
Rice was scheduled for a short stop over in KY before her return to Washington, DC on Wednesday.