University of Florida apologizes for pushy graduation usher

Century Tower at the University of Florida campus in Gainesville, Florida. [Photo courtesy: UF]

Graduation day at the University of Florida (UF) got physical over the weekend when a pushy usher decided to rush several students across the stage during their commencement ceremony.

Many students were having fun on stage by dancing, but a faculty member began stepping in when the graduate would do anything more than a wave or a glance.

UF announced on Tuesday that the faculty member who served as marshal at the commencement hs been placed on paid administrative leave and pending a review of the appropriate administrative steps.

UF President Kent Fuchs issued an apology for the incident via Twitter and said that this practice has been halted for all future graduation ceremonies. He also apologized at every graduation ceremony since the incident.