Michigan College Defies State Warnings, Holds Graduation

A small conservative college in southern Michigan has defied warnings from state public health officials during the coronavirus pandemic by hosting an in-person graduation ceremony.

  • Published 19 July 2020

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Hillsdale, Mich — A small conservative college in southern Michigan has defied warnings from state public health officials during the coronavirus pandemic by hosting an in-person graduation ceremony. Hillsdale College held graduation Saturday evening, capping days of celebrations, according to The Detroit News. “COVID obviously was a concern,” said David Betz, whose son, Christian, graduated. “For a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be able to come, it was well worth it.” The college of about 1,500 students… Read at AP News