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January 7, 2021

College of Health Solutions celebrates its impressive graduates with online convocation

For the second time in 2020, ASU's College of Health Solutions honored graduates with online commencement and convocation ceremonies. While the COVID-19 pandemic deprived the college yet again of the excitement of celebrating with their grads in person — with all the pomp and circumstance and balloon drops they deserved — it is proud of this resilient class of almost 900 students who flexed, adapted and overcame myriad challenges to reach their goal of graduation.

Students were able to celebrate safely in the comfort of their living rooms and include their family and friends, no matter where everyone was located, by way of a link to an online ceremony. Students received gifts by mail from the College of Health Solutions and enjoyed toasts from some of their favorite faculty and advisers at the college's first-ever live, virtual "Cheers to Health" celebration and watch party. 

And in a wonderful case of serendipitous silver linings, having virtual ceremonies means everything is recorded and online for everyone to experience when and as often as they want. Join the college in reliving its graduates’ special day with speeches, videos, a live watch party, personal messages from graduates and more:

Some of the College of Health Solutions' grads shared their excitement on social media:

ASU law expert speaks on Jan. 6 events at US Capitol


January 7, 2021

Stefanie Lindquist, senior vice president of Global Academic Initiatives at Arizona State University and a Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law and School of Politics and Global Studies professor, was featured on several local TV news outlets regarding the events at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

Lindquist, an expert on the U.S. Supreme Court, constitutional law and administrative law, discussed topics ranging from the attempted delay in certifying the election results, to the desecration of the Capitol building, to invoking the 25th Amendment. photo of Stefanie Lindquist Stefanie Lindquist, senior vice president of Global Academic Initiatives at Arizona State University and an ASU Law and Politics and Global Studies professor, is an expert on the U.S. Supreme Court, constitutional law and administrative law. Download Full Image

“I think what happened yesterday in the Capitol was a disgrace, a desecration of one of the citadels of our democracy – our national Capitol building,” said Lindquist, who will be teaching Constitutional Law this spring to ASU Law students. “That has not happened since the War of 1812 when the British burned down the Capitol building. Since then we have had a safe space for our members of Congress to proceed with the lawmaking of the country. And to have that interrupted in the midst of a joint session of Congress is just disgraceful.”

More from Lindquist in video segments here:

Watch 3TV Good Morning AZ segment at 13:00-17:45

Watch CBS 5 Good Evening AZ segment at 1:45-5:40

Watch Fox 10 segment at 1:20-6:12

Julie Tenney

Director of Communications, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law