Latest Graduation News

Florida candidate accused of faking diploma drops out

Aug. 14, 2018 3:08 PM EDT

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A Republican candidate for the Florida Legislature who falsely claimed she had a college degree and posted a purported copy of her diploma online dropped out of her race on Tuesday. Melissa Howard told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune it was the right decision to drop out of the race for...

Candidate accused of lying about graduating, faking diploma

Aug. 12, 2018 11:37 AM EDT

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A candidate for the Florida Legislature is being accused of lying about graduating from college and then producing a fake diploma after a website questioned her about it. Miami University in Ohio told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune that Florida House candidate Melissa Howard attended the...

DeVos proposes another rollback on for-profit college rules

Aug. 10, 2018 5:30 PM EDT

The Trump administration plans to roll back another major Obama-era rule that was created to police the for-profit college industry, according to a proposal issued by the Education Department on Friday. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said the gainful employment regulation should be scrapped entirely, arguing...

Florida university cancels graduation ceremony after threat

Aug. 7, 2018 7:28 PM EDT

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say Florida Atlantic University has canceled a graduation ceremony following a "credible threat." The Boca Raton university announced the cancellation Tuesday just minutes before the 5 p.m. commencement ceremony was set to begin. FAU Police Chief Sean Brammer said during...

The Latest: First inmates graduate from Wesleyan program

Aug. 1, 2018 4:28 PM EDT

CHESHIRE, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on Connecticut's prison education program (all times local): 4 p.m. Eighteen inmates at Connecticut's maximum security Cheshire Correctional Institution have received diplomas as part of the first graduating class from a partnership between Wesleyan University and...

Colleges ask for a share of future salary in lieu of loans

Jul. 23, 2018 12:13 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — As more students balk at the debt loads they face after graduation, some colleges are offering an alternative: We'll pay your tuition if you offer us a percentage of your future salary. Norwich University announced Tuesday that it will become the latest school to offer this type of...

Jefferson University offers medical marijuana grad programs

Jul. 13, 2018 4:07 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia will be offering graduate-level certificate programs in medical marijuana. Courses start this fall for two graduate certificate programs in cannabis medicine and cannabinoid pharmacology at the school's Lambert Center for the Study of...

Western Kentucky AD proud of athletic, academic success

Jul. 11, 2018 1:49 PM EDT

Western Kentucky athletic director Todd Stewart is proud of the school's ongoing success in competition and classwork. The Hilltoppers earned Conference USA titles in women's basketball and volleyball this past year, bringing the total to 24 since entering the league in 2014. Stewart noted that his school has...

Anthony Kennedy leaves role as Supreme Court's tie-breaker

Jun. 27, 2018 6:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy hated the title of "swing justice" because he considered it a demeaning term more suitable for politics than the majesty of the law. But in choosing to announce his retirement Wednesday, the conservative who was the crucial vote in so many of the...

At Coast Guard Academy, questions about racism and equity

Jun. 26, 2018 10:07 AM EDT

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — At the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, officers-in-training spend four years together at a riverside campus steeped in shared values of honor, respect and devotion to duty. Yet for all the uniformity, many say the experience can feel vastly different for some minority cadets compared...