FIU summer graduates celebrate all week leading up to virtual commencement
2020 summer graduates showed their Panther spirit during FIUs first Commencement Caravan. More than 500 graduates decked out their cars in blue and gold and drove into campus to celebrate with Roary and pick up special commencement goodie bags that included a souvenir tassel and FIU swag. Also leading up to Sundays virtual commencement, FIU social media platforms have been posting TikTok challenges that encourage graduates to create video duets that will make it appear like the cap is handed over by Roary or that President Rosenberg gives the graduate their diploma. Graduates can also download several Instagram filters including a virtual grad cap and one that allows students to take selfies with campus backgrounds. These celebrations will culminate when 4,500 graduates cross the virtual commencement stage at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 2 p.m.communitynewspapers.com
As non-COVID-19 patients return to Chicago-area emergency rooms, doctors see skyrocketing blood pressure and other side effects of delays in care. Its terrible, and its frightening.
Rosenberg cited the example of a 40-year-old man who went to his family doctor in New Jersey with chest pain; the doctor told him to go to the emergency room. The man was afraid of contracting COVID-19 and didnt go. The pain continued, on and off the next day, and during a trip to his local bank, the man had a massive heart attack and died.chicagotribune.com
OPINION Business-driven economic recovery plan means direct aid
The Miami-Dade economy is still for the most part based upon tourism, trade and growth. The fundamental weaknesses in the economy persist. Miami-Dade County will need an Economic Recovery Plan, an all hands on deck comprehensive effort to insure that the economy not only recovers but prospers. Additionally, the county and local governments should be determining what local resources can be reprogrammed to provide assistance both short and long term to local companies. Local business taxes could be redirected or even eliminated as well as offering long-term tax relief for specific industries. The economic objectives of 1996 and 2008 remain: To diversify, expand and fortify the Miami-Dade economy.miamitodaynews.com
FIU Board of Trustees extends President Rosenbergs contract
In its last meeting of the academic year, the FIU Board of Trustees voted to extend President Mark B. Rosenbergs contract. The Florida Board of Governors, which will consider the contract for approval at its next meeting, limits contract extensions for sitting university presidents to one year. With President Rosenberg at the helm, FIU has hit new heights, said Claudia Puig, board chair. He also served as FIUs provost and chancellor of the State University System of Florida, before becoming president of FIU in 2009. Trustees also approved an increase in the transportation access fee that will make the Golden Panther Express Shuttle free for students.communitynewspapers.com