Latest Graduation News

Report: Indiana's college graduation rates are on the rise

Jul. 14, 2019 9:13 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A new report says Indiana's college graduation rates are improving as more students complete their degrees on time. The report released Thursday by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education found that nearly 41% of students at all Indiana colleges graduated on time last year. That's...

UNC announces new interim chancellor for the School of Arts

Jul. 11, 2019 9:38 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The University of North Carolina announced their new interim chancellor for the School of Arts. The Winston-Salem Journal reports Brian Cole will take over as interim chancellor, replacing Lindsay Bierman. President of the UNC System Bill Roper made the announcement Wednesday....

Australian student released by N. Korea denies being a spy

Jul. 9, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — An Australian student who was held in North Korea for a week and then deported denied being a spy on Tuesday and expressed sorrow that he won't be able to return to finish his graduate studies at Kim Il Sung University. North Korea said on Saturday that it detained Alek Sigley because he had...

Wisconsin high school that dropped nickname has new moniker

Jul. 6, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

HURLEY, Wis. (AP) — Six months after dropping its controversial nickname, a northern Wisconsin high school has a new moniker. The Hurley School Board decided to drop the Midgets nickname in January, after scrapping the idea of having a community vote on whether to dump the mascot. After a months-long...

Student forced to take off Navajo feathers at graduation

Jun. 28, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Most of what Tasheena Savala wore to honor her Navajo heritage was covered by the billowy folds of her graduation gown. Under it, she had on a traditional velvet dress that her grandmother had sewn for her and a turquoise and silver belt of her mom's. On her neck, she layered tribal...

Bush, Clinton celebrate those in their leadership program

Jun. 27, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton attended a ceremony in Dallas to recognize those who are graduating from their leadership program this year. The graduation ceremony for the almost 60 people participating in the Presidential Leadership Scholars program was held late Thursday...

Utah has big increase in homeschool population and resources

Jun. 27, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Homeschooling resources have increased significantly in Utah along with the number students, according to a report. There are multiple organizations, co-ops, supplemental programs, and support groups dedicated to families in which children are educated at home, The Daily Herald reported...

Trump orders new policy about military academies, pro sports

Jun. 26, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed a presidential memorandum ordering the Pentagon to develop a new policy to allow athletes attending the nation's military academies to play professional sports immediately after graduating. The memo says student athletes graduating from the academies and...

5 dishes every new graduate should learn how to make

Jun. 25, 2019 8:57 AM EDT

So your kid is going out into the world. Flying the coop. Time for them to learn how to cook. Maybe, just maybe, you didn't do as good a job as you'd planned teaching them their way around the kitchen (cough — me too, despite what one might think). And just maybe you'd like to give them a little help...

Lawmakers must hash out differences in Ohio budget proposals

Jun. 20, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House and Senate agree the next state budget should lower income taxes for individuals, but the size of that cut is among sticking points to be hashed out as they face a June 30 deadline to get a spending plan signed by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine. The GOP-led Senate passed...