Newsmaker – Lin earn bachelor’s degree

Nearly 3,000 students received degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison during a virtual commencement ceremony held Dec. 13, 2020.

Susanville’s Shiyu Lin earned a bachelor of arts degree in economics from the College of Letters and Science.

The ceremony, forced online because of the Coronavirus pandemic, was for doctoral, bachelor’s, master’s and law graduates.

In her commencement remarks, Chancellor Rebecca Blank praised the nearly 3,000 winter graduates for overcoming great challenges to get to this moment. The pandemic will shape this generation, she said, just as wars and terrorist attacks shaped prior ones.

“And no matter what direction your work takes you, I hope you will carry with you a commitment to what we call the Wisconsin Idea – a commitment to use our knowledge, skills, and innovative ideas in ways that will improve people’s lives,” she said.

An estimated 2,932 degrees were conferred (2,117 undergraduate, 526 master’s and 289 doctoral).

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