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Flu Fears Prompt Separate Graduations at Slipper Rock University


Slippery Rock University will hold a separate graduation for 22 students who recently returned from Mexico.

So far, the students are in good health, but school officials fear they could have been exposed to the swine flu. Commencement falls in the middle of an incubation period during which the students have been advised to limit contact with others.

The students were in Mexico completing their student-teacher requirements. The flu’s spread prompted schools to close there and the students returned Tuesday, two days early.

Saturday’s ceremony for the students will be private. In all, the school is awarding more than 1,300 diplomas.

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