Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have inspired not only students, but everyone tuning into the " Dear Class of " virtual graduation. Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, many high school and college students have had to adjust their graduation plans. On Sunday, June 7, the Obamas gave people a sense of hope during their moving commencement speeches. The dynamic duo each shared individual messages, as well as one together, in order to encourage, empower and uplift those graduating this year. Now while you might not get the experience of sweating under your cap and gown under the hot sun, get embarrassed by your family yelling out your name when you walk across the stage, you still have all those people with you today.
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Former President Barack Obama delivered a pair of virtual commencement speeches on Saturday, honoring students across the country during a challenging time and criticizing U. His remarks also touched on current events beyond the virus and its social and economic impacts, but at times were political. As he congratulated the college graduates Saturday and commiserated over the enormous challenges they face given the devastation and economic turmoil the virus has wrought, the former president noted the February shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery, 25, who was killed while jogging on a residential street in Georgia. Sign up here to have it delivered to your inbox weekday afternoons. Twitter byldonovan.
Subscriber Account active since. The president of the University of South Carolina resigned on Wednesday after admitting to plagiarizing a commencement speech and referring to the school by the wrong name. The school's board of trustees accepted Bob Caslen's resignation, which takes effect on Thursday, the University of South Carolina said in a news release seen by the Associated Press. Caslen acknowledged lifting passages from a speech from Admiral William McRaven — the Navy SEAL who led the mission to kill Osama bin Laden — without attribution in a commencement speech over the weekend. He also congratulated "the newest alumni from the University of California," wrongly naming his own school in the speech.