Free Lance-Star reporter Amy Umble covers Stafford County schools and other education issues
University of Mary Washington President Judy Hample announced at the beginning of Saturday’s graduation that she wouldn’t be shaking hands because of concern over swine flu. One graduate humorously wore a glove on his right hand as he walked onto the stage, but it’s unclear whether he shook Hample’s hand. UMW has not reported any cases of swine flu on its Fredericksburg campus. In Washington, Howard University officials distributed hand sanitizer to graduates and guests at commencement, according to an Associated Press story. Some graduates said they were advised to shake hands at their own risk because of swine flu concerns.