Earlier this year, Barchi acknowledged that the university has "even heard from high school students who have written to say that they would withdraw their Rutgers applications if we rescind-or fail to rescind-our invitation to her."
"Now is the time to focus on our commencement, a day to celebrate the
accomplishments and promising futures of our graduates," he said Saturday. "We look forward
to joining them and their families on May 18, 2014."