Congratulations, 2021 graduates!
The pandemic has prompted much improvisation. This year, the History Department held its first-ever online graduation ceremony for History majors. In previous years, professors of the department would join the university-wide ceremony. Dressed in formal robes, they would chat with students and pose for photographs. Since those in-person gatherings remain out of reach yet, the Department decided to hold its own ceremony online. On June 2, graduating students, parents, and faculty attended this virtual gathering organized by Prof. Bradley Miller, Undergraduate Chair. Several students and professors gave speeches. Justice Russell Brown, a distinguished alumnus, spoke about the importance of a historical perspective on the law. The eloquence of the speakers served as a tribute to the hard work of the History majors in earning their degrees. Congratulations to the Class of 2021!
- John Roosa, Associate Professor and Acting Head
Read more about the ceremony and remarks from Dr. Laura Ishiguro here.