Latest Graduation News

Illinois university to hire more faculty to help program

Sep. 19, 2020 9:06 AM EDT

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois university has decided to increase faculty numbers in their Africana Studies department, a move that officials said will help students prepare for cross-cultural society after graduation. Southern Illinois University officials plan to double the program's core faculty...

Arizona cites data change, test bulge for case tally spike

Sep. 17, 2020 2:23 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona health officials on Thursday reported a large spike in additional COVID-19 cases, which they attributed largely to a change in the state's counting method and to a surge in test results. The Department of Health Services reported 1,753 additional daily cases, up from 685 cases...

Ohio posts school district report cards without usual grades

Sep. 15, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's latest report cards for school districts don't have the usual performance rankings and some other key indicators, after school closures and legislative changes related to the coronavirus affected the state's system for reporting and accountability. State testing requirements...

U-Michigan sues over strike by graduate students who teach

Sep. 15, 2020 10:28 AM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan is suing to stop a strike by graduate-student instructors after they voted to extend their walkout. “Going to the court was our only choice after learning the strike would continue. We’d much rather our classes be in session while we work out...

3 Massachusetts firefighter recruit classes graduate

Sep. 12, 2020 9:37 AM EDT

STOW, Mass. (AP) — More than 40 new firefighters are joining the ranks of departments across the state. Forty-two recruits who completed the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy's 50-day Career Recruit Firefighting Training Program celebrated their graduations on Friday. The graduates spanning three...

Sparks fly as William Huston practices cutting through beveled pipe at Western Welding Academy in Gillette, Wyo., Wednesday Aug. 26, 2020. Since it opened up 11 months ago just outside Gillette, the academy had 15 students graduate. It now has about three dozen students, 85% of whom are from other states like Texas, Louisiana, South Carolina and Florida. (Mike Moore/Gillette News Record via AP)

Wyoming welding academy already draws students from all over

Sep. 5, 2020 9:01 AM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Western Welding Academy looks less like a learning institution and more like a real-world job site, and that’s the goal, said Tyler Sasse, owner and founder of the school. “We run this whole place just like a job site,” he said. “We look at every applicant...

Hawaii hospitals seek more nurses for coronavirus response

Sep. 1, 2020 9:13 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii health care officials have issued an urgent call for nurses to assist the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic as hospitals experience an influx of patients. Officials in the private, public and nonprofit health care sectors are collaborating to bring more nurses to Hawaii to...

UMaine to step up graduate research about the Arctic

Aug. 29, 2020 11:15 AM EDT

ORONO, Maine (AP) — The National Science Foundation is providing University of Maine with almost $3 million for graduate research about the Arctic. The money will support science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programs, said Maine's two U.S. senators, independent Sen. Angus King and Republican...

Private Wisconsin college cancels Pence commencement speech

Aug. 27, 2020 12:06 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A private Milwaukee college has canceled plans to have Vice President Mike Pence deliver a commencement address this weekend, citing unrest in nearby Kenosha where police shot a Black man, Jacob Blake, and two people were killed during protests that followed. Wisconsin Lutheran...

Pence to deliver commencement at Wisconsin Lutheran College

Aug. 24, 2020 10:22 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to return to Wisconsin days after conclusion of the Republican National Convention to deliver the commencement address Saturday at Wisconsin Lutheran College in a suburb of Milwaukee. The college in Franklin announced Pence's plans last week and...