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FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, file photo, Minnesota head coach P.J. Fleck, right, celebrates with wide receiver Tyler Johnson (6) after Johnson caught a touchdown pass during the second half of an NCAA football game against Northwestern, in Evanston, Ill. Fleck has never lacked for clever ways to connect and motivate his players. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)

NCAA graduation rates reach another record high at 90%

Nov. 17, 2020 1:45 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — College athletes continue to graduate at record rates and outperform non-athletes, according to the NCAA's new Graduation Success Rate report. The data released Tuesday shows 90% of Division I athletes who enrolled in 2013 earned a degree within six years — an increase of 1...

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn waves from his limousine after officiating a graduation ceremony at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. Thailand’s king has presided over a university graduation ceremony at a stronghold of a protest movement seeking to reduce the monarchy’s powers, after activists issued a call for students to boycott the event.  (AP Photo/Sunti Teapia)

Some Thai students choose protest option at graduation

Oct. 31, 2020 11:57 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — For a second straight day Saturday, many university students in Bangkok boycotted a graduation ceremony attended by Thailand's king and queen, as part of an unprecedented push for reform of the monarchy. A small group of royalists welcomed King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida when they...

King Maha Vajiralongkorn, center, waves as he arrives to participate in a graduation ceremony at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Thai king hands out diplomas at protest movement stronghold

Oct. 30, 2020 9:34 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's king presided over a university graduation ceremony Friday at a stronghold of a protest movement seeking to reduce the monarchy's powers, after activists issued a call for students to boycott the event. There was no way to confirm how many heeded the call, though videos of the...

FILE - In this May 17, 2018, file photo, new graduates line up before the start of the Bergen Community College commencement at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Many new college graduates are struggling to find work as their first student loan payments loom on the horizon. Fewer entry-level jobs are available during the pandemic, and unemployment benefits typically aren’t accessible. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

How to handle college loan debt as an unemployed recent grad

Oct. 7, 2020 7:01 AM EDT

Entry-level jobs are scarce for recent college graduates, which leaves the Class of 2020 in a precarious position as their student loan debt comes due. Taylor Cabrera has been job-hunting for months since graduating from the University of Mississippi last spring with dual bachelor’s degrees in biology and...

West Virginia linebacker Tony Fields II (1) breaks up the pass intended for Baylor running back Trestan Ebner (1) during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, in Morgantown, W.Va. (William Wotring/The Dominion-Post via AP)

College football graduate transfers making immediate impacts

Oct. 6, 2020 1:40 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Tony Fields had the desert in his blood growing up in Las Vegas and as a three-year starter at Arizona. Heading to the tree-lined hills of West Virginia might seem like a whole ’nother world. For Fields, it was an easy choice. “I like nature, so coming out in West...

President Donald Trump adjusts the microphone after he announced Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee to the Supreme Court, in the Rose Garden at the White House, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Alumni at Barrett's undergrad school sign letter of concern

Oct. 3, 2020 11:27 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett graduated in 1994 with honors from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. But more than 1,500 alumni of the small liberal arts school have made it known they are not proud of their ties to the conservative lawyer and judge. Barrett graduated...

Pikeville schools respond to graduation prayers complaint

Oct. 3, 2020 9:43 AM EDT

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Pikeville Independent School District is considering whether prayers can be allowed at graduation ceremonies after receiving a letter of complaint from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, WYMT-TV reported. The Wisconsin-based group said it received complaints following the...

Engineering graduates of the Universite Libre De Bruxelles, cheer after a graduation ceremony at the Grand Place in Brussels, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Many of these students were supposed to graduate in June, but with exams cancelled and COVID-19 regulations in place many students were unable to manage that in time. Pandemic restrictions limited the guest invitations to only 2 persons for each graduate. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

In virus boon, Belgian students graduate at UNESCO site

Sep. 30, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has put a massive damper on student life across the globe. But in Brussels it has one boon: graduation at a UNESCO Word Heritage location. The Belgian capital has made its world-famous Grand-Place square available as an open-air location for nearly 4,000 students...