Latest Graduation News

Harris tells Coast Guard grads rule of law is under attack

May. 18, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris told the U.S. Coast Guard Academy's graduating cadets that they are starting their service at a crucial moment for the world, a period in history when the “rule of law is strained” and “fundamental principles are under threat.” ...

Stephen Curry earns sociology degree from Davidson College

May. 16, 2022 21:53 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — “Pomp and Circumstance” played as Stephen Curry stepped up to the podium after practice Monday as he prepared with the Golden State Warriors for the Western Conference Finals. A playful, makeshift moment to honor his new status as college graduate. ...

Wyoming senator booed for sex identity remarks at graduation

May. 16, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis apologized Monday after getting booed and heckled for remarks she made on sexual identity during a University of Wyoming graduation speech. A first-term Republican from deep-red Wyoming, Lummis said in Saturday's speech in Laramie that...

Famed entertainer Ann-Margret gets honorary degree from UNLV

May. 15, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Famed entertainer Ann-Margret has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from UNLV.. She told the graduates at Saturday's commencement ceremony inside a packed Thomas & Mack Center of her collegiate background, according to the Las Vegas-Review...

2 mothers getting masters degrees when their kids get BAs

May. 14, 2022 15:49 PM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — Two women are getting graduate degrees from a Louisiana university on the same day their children are graduating. Shannon Dozier Ballew, of Monroe, and Krisha Williams, of Many, each received a Master of Arts in teaching on Saturday from the University of...

4 Air Force cadets may not graduate due to vaccine refusal

May. 14, 2022 08:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four cadets at the Air Force Academy may not graduate or be commissioned as military officers this month because they have refused the COVID-19 vaccine, and they may be required to pay back thousands of dollars in tuition costs, according to Air Force officials. ...

New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern tests positive for COVID

May. 13, 2022 20:49 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has tested positive for COVID-19 but said she still plans to travel to the U.S. later this month for a trade trip and to give the commencement speech at Harvard University. Ardern on Saturday posted a photo of...

All in the family: Dad, son, daughter earn master's degrees

May. 13, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — A father and his two children have graduated together from a branch of Mississippi State University, each earning a master's degree in education. Commondre Cole, son Ja’Coby Cole and daughter Iesha Gully were among the 153 graduates Thursday at...

More than 1,400 seniors get graduation exemption due to Ida

May. 11, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's top school board has voted to make more than 1,400 students eligible for waivers from traditional high school graduation rules. The policy approved by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education without discussion came at the end of a...

Alaska bill seeks to bar hair discrimination in schools

May. 11, 2022 16:28 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska school districts could not adopt dress codes that bar students from wearing hairstyles associated with race or from wearing traditional tribal regalia at graduation ceremonies under legislation passed by state lawmakers on Wednesday. The bill, as it...