BALTIMORE, MD –
iHeart Media has curated the “Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020” Podcast. As reported by Reuters, It’s designed to give the class of 2020 an exciting graduation experience despite coronavirus cancellations.
“High school and college seniors are always in need of inspiration, reassurance and life advice as they head into the next chapter of their lives, and that is especially true this year,” shares Conal Byrne, President of the iHeartPodcast Network.
It’s a dope idea that helps warm the cold spring feeling of COVID-19. Schools and institutions were suspended across the country, seemingly cancelling graduations. No one could plan for this tragedy to happen but it’s nice to see iHeart Media is helping ease the pain.
Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is among the dozens of confirmed participants. John Legend, Pitbull, Kesha, Katie Couric, Mike Krzyzewski, and retired General Stanley McChrystal are some of the others.
Graduation has gone virtual.
It’s a trend that has caught on among collegiate institutions. More are opting to conduct their commencement exercises over the internet and attempt to give students a moment they can be proud of.
As I’ve said before, it’s beautiful to see education officials working to find ways to have a graduation. While nothing will substitute for the real thing, it’s nice to have something. Some education officials will warn that this is something new to us all. University of Pennsylvania has announced that they will be conducting commencement exercises online this year. But, apparently they’re concerned. “We don’t know how it’s going to work because we haven’t done this before,” says Ron Ozio, the Media Relation’s Director at Penn.
Fact is, we’re all looking to get more acclimated with the new world we’ve become. The key is to never give up adjusting and always find ways to get things done.