Latest Graduation News

Clark Atlanta students to get a break on their student bills

Jul. 26, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

Clark Atlanta University students and recent graduates will get a break on their bills as the Atlanta institution joined some other schools across the nation in forgiving student debt. Clark Atlanta on Friday announced that it’s clearing all student account balances for...

Nursing school operators charged with selling bogus diplomas

Jul. 16, 2021 21:11 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The owners and operators of nursing schools in Virginia and Florida have been charged with plotting to sell bogus transcripts and diplomas, helping unqualified candidates pass nursing board exams and get health care jobs, federal authorities said Friday. ...

Hope College takes big step toward tuition-free campus

Jul. 14, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) — About two dozen students at a small college in western Michigan will attend school without paying tuition in the fall, part of a new plan to ease the financial burden in exchange for contributions after they graduate. “Rather than require...

Skip college? Not if you want to make more money

Jul. 14, 2021 07:36 AM EDT

Skeptical of the four-year college degree? It’s still your best bet to make money. Backlash against college as a common stop on the road to adulthood has mounted over the past decade. Critics say four-year degree programs saddle most students with five-digit debt...

Racial bias reports threaten Tulane med school accreditation

Jul. 12, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

Associated Press (AP) — Allegations of racial discrimination in the Tulane University School of Medicine's Graduate Medical Education program have prompted an accrediting organization to put the school on probation. The move by the Accreditation Council for Graduate...

Maine to help more at-risk students get high school diplomas

Jul. 11, 2021 09:49 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine is close to enacting a law that would make it easier for students to attain a high school diploma after going through a disruption to their education. The proposal, from Democratic Sen. Nate Libby, would change state law to help such students...

'Never Have I Ever' actor juggles show and college with ease

Jul. 08, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jaren Lewison was at his USC freshman orientation when he got the call to screen test for the Netflix series “ Never Have I Ever.” He got the job and filmed season one while living in his college dorm, which he remembers returning to at night after working on set. ...

Rhode Island passes civics, Black history curriculum bills

Jul. 02, 2021 14:16 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island General Assembly has passed bills that will require public school students to be taught civics and Black history. The civics bill by Rep. Brian Newberry, R-North Smithfield, was approved Thursday, the Providence Journal...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jun. 23, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

New York Post. June 21, 2021. Editorial: ‘Progressive’ Maya Wiley is anything but When Al Sharpton faults you for your (lack of) work on diversity, you know you have a real problem running as a progressive. But mayoral candidate Maya Wiley is...

Native students allowed to don cultural items at graduation

Jun. 22, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — When Andrew Mike prepared to graduate from Willamette High School this spring, his mother decorated his mortarboard with intricate beading and he tied an eagle feather his grandmother gave him onto his cap. Mike is an enrolled citizen of the...