Oh, graduation. The pomp. The circumstance. All the traditions that go along with a graduation ceremony are so steeped in history, so unchanged with time. Commencement is one of the few ceremonies where not much has changed since my graduation day 20-plus years ago, or from the time my parents graduated 55-plus years ago. The gowns are the same. The square hats are the same. The song hasnâ€™t changed.