Less than two weeks before commencement, Frenk announced the ceremony will be held virtually. The decision comes amidst a rise in Covid-19 cases in Miami and across the country. Prior to the email, UM had spent the previous month planning for a socially-distanced, in-person ceremony at Hard Rock stadium.
“It is a way for us to do something and influence how people behave on-campus and off-campus and try to protect our health and those around us,” said Scylla Blervacq, a senior majoring in health science, who is also a student in the socially-engaged art class and participated in the “mask-erade.”
This year’s election pits two of the oldest candidates in U.S. history against each other, with President Donald Trump being 74-years-old and Democratic nominee Joe Biden, 77, giving added significance to each party’s nomination for vice president. Senator and Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris and Vice