Tori Fukumitsu '15 Examines Role of Benshi in Independent Research - His Emerson Foundation project is “Performing With the Picture, Moving With the Times: the Role of Benshi in Preserving a Japanese Cultural Practice and Adapting to a Global Audience.”
commas between two independent clauses
Use a comma to separate two independent clauses linked by conjunctions such as and, but, or, so or yet: "She smiled as she accepted her diploma, but a tear slid down her cheek when she turned to face her classmates." "She smiled as she accepted her diploma but started to cry when she turned to face her classmates."
SOURCE: Hamilton College Editorial Style Guide