MIT Doctoral graduate V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai holds an "Out of Iraq" sign which he created while sitting among graduates at MIT's 2008 commencement. MIT student newspaper The Tech quoted Ayyadurai as saying
"[Commencement speaker Muhammad] Yunus was saying powerful things … and we’re supposed to be the next generation of leaders. […] I wanted to wake people up a bit. […] I was upset that no one up there said anything about the fact that we have a war going on."