May 20, 2020

Recommended for you today, from the NCR/GSR/EarthBeat copy desk:

Since 1993, Sr. M. Elise Kriss has served as president for the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Before her June 30 retirement, she reflected with GSR on the university's growth. Read more.

When Mary Symes, 75, died after testing positive for COVID-19, her family had to find a way to adapt her funeral. Livestreaming the service was one creative way that helped provide comfort. Read more.

Gina McCarthy served as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from 2013 to 2017, after President Barack Obama appointed her assistant administrator for the EPA's Office of Air and Radiation in 2009. This January, she became president and CEO of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). EarthBeat has a commentary from her as part of their coverage of the fifth anniversary of Laudato Si'.  She met Pope Francis when he came to the United States in 2015 and said, "It was an incredible honor to be there — not only as a product of Catholic schools but also as someone who has spent her entire life fighting to protect our kids and the most vulnerable among us from pollution." Read more.

Commentary from Michael Sean Winters: It has become clear that former Vice President Joe Biden's choice for a running mate is not only a selection of a person, but of an approach to politics and to governance. Read more.

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