Dear Franklin Community,

First, congratulations to Ana Allegre, the grand prize winner of the u-Smell-it drawing! She wins 250 CHF for her diligent participation in the initiative and for having been chosen at random from all the participants. Great job, everyone, at keeping our community healthy and safe this semester.

We have a busy week ahead of us! Final exams continue through Tuesday, May 11 and then we have a few days respite prior to the big event: graduation!! As you know, due to the restrictions still in place regarding gatherings and COVID-19, we will have a closed ceremony for the MSIM cohort and their professors, and then three closed ceremonies for graduating seniors and the associated full-time faculty. Everyone is welcome to join the event by accessing the livestream! In the meantime, keep your eyes open for the announcements on social media regarding outstanding seniors this week. Congratulations to the class of 2021! We are all so proud of you. And don’t forget, with the end of the academic year festivities, to wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth, wash your hands, and social distance!