Latest Graduation News

French Open updates | Coco Gauff advances to 3rd round

May. 25, 2022 09:39 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open tennis tournament (all times local): 3:30 p.m. American teenager Coco Gauff advanced to the third round of the French Open by beating Alison van Uytvanck of Belgium 6-1, 7-6 (4). The 18-year-old Gauff is...

UN chief Guterres urges graduates to shun 'climate wreckers'

May. 24, 2022 11:22 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The head of the United Nations implored graduating college students on Tuesday to reject jobs at companies that fund the fossil fuel industry he described as “killing our planet.” U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres made his remarks to graduating...

Greek leader urges students to sustain, strengthen democracy

May. 23, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told graduates of Boston College in his commencement address Monday that it is their sacred duty to protect democracy in an age when it is coming under increasing stress. The future of democracy looked unassailable when his...

Bolivian student, 52, jailed in probe of pay from government

May. 23, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Max Mendoza has been a remarkably persistent student — and a profitable one: He's been enrolled at a public university in Bolivia for 32 years but never graduated, much of it while being paid a government salary to serve as a student leader. On Monday,...

California couple gives McPherson College $25 million gift

May. 23, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

MCPHERSON, Kan. (AP) — A California couple well-known for their philanthropy has donated $25 million to McPherson College, the largest gift in the college's 135-year history. Melanie Lundquist announced the gift from her and her husband, Richard, while she gave the commencement...

3 Air Force cadets who refused vaccine won't be commissioned

May. 21, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy who have refused the COVID-19 vaccine will not be commissioned as military officers but will graduate with bachelor's degrees, the academy said Saturday. Academy spokesman Dean Miller said that a fourth cadet who had...

Virginia man overcomes obstacles and earns nursing degree

May. 21, 2022 09:22 AM EDT

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — There were the struggles with alcohol and the problems — both personal and legal — that come with it. And while Jacob Turner, 26, doesn’t wear his past like a badge of honor hidden under his Blue Ridge Community College graduation gown, he makes sure...

W.Va. seniors return to elementary schools before graduation

May. 21, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

WAYNE, W.Va. (AP) — High school seniors who are about to graduate experienced a blast from the past as they walked the halls of the elementary schools they once attended. Wayne High School seniors visited East Lynn, Lavalette and Wayne elementary schools on May 16 and were...

Fauci urges college grads to stand against disinformation

May. 20, 2022 11:26 AM EDT

BRISTOL, R.I. (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci urged graduates of Roger Williams University on Friday to fight what he called the “normalization of untruths,” which has become a growing and more troubling problem during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious...

Native American student told to remove feather at graduation

May. 19, 2022 12:59 PM EDT

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) — A Native American student was forced to remove an eagle feather prior to her high school graduation ceremony in northeastern Oklahoma. Broken Arrow student Lena’ Black, who is Otoe-Missouria and Osage, told the Tulsa World the feather was attached to...