Graduating seniors at University of South Carolina remember one of their own in a bittersweet ceremony.
An empty seat draped with a cap and a gown marked the spot where Samantha Josephson should have been sitting.
Police say she was killed in march after getting into a car she believed to be an Uber she had ordered. The University’s president honored Josephson by presenting her parents with a posthumous degree in political science in her honor.
He also led students in a chant of “what’s my name.” That’s the campaign her parents launched to remind people to ask drivers to say their name before getting into a car.
Lawmakers in South Carolina also passed a bill after Josephson’s death that requires Uber and Lyft drivers to display illuminated lights in their vehicles.