Carnegie Mellon University
August 03, 2020

Friedman Fellows embrace virtual ‘DC’ experience

By Bill Brink

Cynthia Friedman lived in Washington, DC, for more than twenty years and loved every minute of it. Two of her children, Stephanie and Gordon, studied in the city, at George Washington University. Wouldn’t it be, she thought, “a good idea to give college students a chance to come there for the summer and intern.”

For the past twenty years, the Friedman Fellowships she created have given students that opportunity. Last week, Friedman met with this year’s Summer Friedman Fellows. She’s done this before, but this time, the COVID-19 pandemic turned the usual DC dinner into a Zoom call.  The virtual setup also allowed her three children, Stephanie, Gordon, and Bill, to join the gathering remotely.

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