Associated Press

Associated Press 21 May 2020

Columbia University holds virtual graduation

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Students still living at Columbia University were lucky to be able to celebrate graduation Wednesday alongside roommates and friends who were unable to go home when stay-at-home orders went into effect in New York as a result of the coronavirus. (May 21)


During a press conference, Mayor Bill de Blasio said that high school seniors will be celebrated with "one big city-wide virtual graduation ceremony." He said the ceremony will include special guests and an "extraordinary" roster of people who graduated from NYC schools.
For brides-to-be planning a wedding, the COVID-19 lockdown has not made things easy. Thankfully, technology has come to the rescue. This bridal boutique owner is going the extra mile for her clients by offering virtual fittings. Chelsea Tyler McNamara of Everthine Bridal Boutique in Connecticut set up a camera and SHE tries on the dresses, modeling them for clients, who often have their friends and family join by video chat to help make the big decision.
Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden held a Earth Day town hall, virtually Wednesday from Wilmington, Delaware and his guest was climate activist and former Vice President Al Gore. (April 22)
The Veteran Tickets Foundation is holding a nationwide virtual talent show, 'America's Hidden Talent,' in partnership with Law Enforcement Today. Kids and adults will be able to show off their talents in the online competition and have the chance to win $500.

One America's Stephanie Myers caught up with the Chief Strategy Officer of Vet Tix, Steven Weintraub, to discuss the initiative and submission rules. Participants can upload submissions through May 3rd.

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