Apple CEO Tim Cook to Deliver Virtual Commencement Address for Ohio State University Students

Apple CEO Tim Cook will deliver the commencement address at Ohio State University's virtual commencement event that's set to take place on May 3, Ohio State President Michael Drake announced today.


The event, which will be live streamed, will kick off at noon local time, with 12,000 diplomas to be awarded virtually to students. The broadcast will include Cook's commencement speech, musical performances, and with Drake and university officials in traditional commencement regalia at Ohio Stadium, which will be empty of students.

"I am delighted to welcome ‌Tim Cook‌ as our spring commencement speaker," Drake said. "We are grateful for Mr. Cook's participation in this important tradition and know his unique insights will guide Buckeyes as they continue to innovate the future."

Ohio State has an ongoing relationship with Apple and in 2017, established an education and research partnership with Apple through the university's Digital Flagship initiative, which features an iOS design library and provides students with opportunities to learn coding skills.


Cook often attends commencement events at universities to inspire and motivate students. He has spoken at Stanford, Tulane, MIT, George Washington University, Auburn University, and more.

(Thanks, Joe!)

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8 weeks ago


Macrumors staff.

It’s

THE Ohio State University

As a Columbus resident, I purposely drop the “THE” and just say Ohio State University. I get some cheap giggles from how bonkers people go. ;)
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8 weeks ago
I guess it'll be on FaceTime, so they'll all need to buy an Apple device.
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8 weeks ago


He does get around. I'm interested to hear what message he delivers.

A Tim Cook speech:
Privacy
DNA
North Star
Robert F Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Maybe he'll mix it up for the current times, but he's not known for electrifying speeches.
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8 weeks ago
Macrumors staff.

It’s

THE Ohio State University
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8 weeks ago


Macrumors staff.

It’s

THE Ohio State University

Yeah, those people are bonkers. Focusing on the trivial is pretty much their brand.
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8 weeks ago


Lol, in what world do college kids not have an Apple device??

Don't mention that on an android forum
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