Some Colleges Take Swine Flu Precautions 

Folks attending certain other commencement ceremonies this month will notice some changes from years past.In the wake of the swine flu scare, several schools have initiated new health procedures for their ceremonies.At the University of Maine at Farmington, where the commencement will be held next Saturday, students are being asked to apply hand sanitizer before they go on stage to get their diplomas.In central Maine, Colby, Thomas, Unity and Kennebec Valley Community colleges, as well as the University of Maine at Farmington and the University of Maine at Augusta, all have flu plans.That’s according to the Morning Sentinel newspaper.Unity College will have hand-washing stations set up at its commencement events, and free packets of hand sanitizer will be handed out.