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Highlights for the weeks of June 7–20, 2021

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FIT Celebrates a Truly Unconventional Commencement
A year after the COVID-19 pandemic scuttled the college’s plans for commencement, the college responded with a triumphant comeback: an unprecedented series of virtual and in-person commencement ceremonies that gave every student the opportunity to celebrate the milestone they had worked so hard to reach. Despite the tremendous challenge of hosting a large in-person event during a pandemic, FIT held ceremonies for the classes of ’20 and ’21 and their families in New York’s Central Park, June 2 and 3. To maintain appropriate distance between graduates, eight events with limited attendance took place over the two days. Read more and see the photos
JUN 10, 9:45 AM  FIT Board of Trustees Meeting
JUN 10  Online Exhibition: Off the Grid: 2021 Illustration MFA Visual Thesis Exhibition—Opens

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• FIT’s Computer Animation Program Ranked Among the Nation’s 10 Best
• William Mooney Publishes Book on Art Films Adapted from Classic Literature

FIT Fashion Design MFA runway show and Forbes logo
Forbes included FIT in a list of 10 “Best Colleges That Are Shaping the Future of Fashion,” “at the vanguard of digital-only and hybrid modes of fashion-forward education.”

Social Media of the Week

During FIT’s commencement ceremony at Central Park SummerStage, Mr. Anil Grover, the father of new graduate Apoorva Grover from Lagos, Nigeria, spontaneously took to the stage to express his pride and to thank America and FIT. In the video clip, he is shown beside President Joyce F. Brown who shared the podium with the proud father. This was his first trip to the United States.

Screenshot of Instagram post featuring father on commencement stage thanking FIT for daughter's education

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From the School of Art and Design Blog

Sneakerhead Obsessions

Shaniya Carrington’s collection began with a conversation with a friend about buying and collecting sneakers—the “telltale sign” of a sneakerhead. “The wacky thought of a person with a sneaker as a head made me laugh!” Read more
illustration by Shaniya Carrington  of body with high top sneaker for a head

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