Grand entrance: Purdue president arrives at commencement ceremony via 'couch cart'
Purdue University president Mitch Daniels had a fashionable arrival to the school’s commencement ceremony on Saturday afternoon.
On Saturday, Purdue hosted its graduation ceremony at Ross-Ade Stadium, the school’s football stadium. Daniels had an idea for a great way to arrive at the event — in both comfort and in style.
Daniels was driven in via a “couch cart,” which was built by Purdue students last month. Simply put, the couch cart is a motorized loveseat. And the president of the university was all about making a grand entrance on this unique transportation method.
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President Mitch Daniels entered the stadium in style, taking a ride on the campus-renowned “couch cart.” pic.twitter.com/KbndUrhrVR
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The couch cart was created by Ethan Cox and Nathan Peercy, according to a story run by WLFI in Lafayette/West Lafayette. It has a speed of 12 miles per hour.
“It is a couch that we had lying around, a cart from Menards, and a bunch of go-kart parts we bought online,” Cox told WLFI in April. “It’s nothing serious, it wasn’t for a class project or anything, we just thought it would be a fun time.”