Nebraska teenager’s senior photos honor late military dad

U.S. 08/20/19, 17:33

A Nebraska high school student, Julia Yllescas, paid tribute to her late soldier father by posing for photos with him. But they aren't typical senior pictures, KOLN-TV reported. Aurora High School senior in Nebraska had senior photos taken on Saturday, Aug. 17, ...

Update: Oregon teachers walk out to protest funding

U.S. 05/08/19, 10:40

The Latest on a walkout by Oregon teachers to protest education funding (all times local):8:40 a.m.Holding signs and wearing T-shirts declaring "Proud Educator," teachers across Oregon are staging a one-day walkout to rally for more money for schools.In this April ...

Expelled in 1956, black woman gets doctorate at U of Alabama

U.S. 05/04/19, 13:35

Autherine Lucy Foster, the first African-American student to attend the University of Alabama, received an honorary doctorate degree Friday from the university where her presence brought mobs of protesters in 1956.The Tuscaloosa News reported that Foster, 89 received the degree ...

90-year-old to become Northeastern Illinois’ oldest graduate

U.S. 05/04/19, 10:19

A 90-year-old great-grandfather is about make history by becoming the oldest student to earn a bachelor's degree from Northeastern Illinois University since the school started keeping records in 1962.Bob Dwyer, a great-grandfather, Army veteran and retired widower, will graduate with ...

On 2nd day of strike Polish teachers want talks with govt

Europe 04/09/19, 03:50

The head of Poland's main teachers' union is calling for urgent mediation with the government to end a nationwide strike that has entered a second day and is threatening upcoming graduation exams.The indefinite strike started Monday after teachers' pay negotiations ...

Study: Graduation rates for men’s NCAA teams trail the women

Sports 03/19/19, 14:36

A diversity report for graduation rates among this year's NCAA Tournament teams continues to show male players lagging behind their female counterparts.The study released Tuesday from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at Central Florida also found ...

Cow steals spotlight at student’s graduation photo shoot

U.S. 12/14/18, 18:53

University of Missouri students were stunned when a towering dairy cow appeared on campus to make a cameo in a graduation photo shoot.The Columbia Missourian reports that senior animal sciences major Massimo Montalbano brought the 3-year-old cow, named Amelia, to ...

Study: Graduation rates for bowl-bound teams up slightly

Football 12/03/18, 14:43

The overall graduation rates for athletes on bowl-bound FBS football programs continue to climb, though the disparity in the rates between white and African-American players widened slightly, according to a study released on Monday.The Institute for Diversity and Ethics and ...

Reserve forward Elijah Burns leaves Notre Dame

Basketball 11/20/18, 11:32

Elijah Burns, one of Notre Dame's three team captains, is leaving the men's basketball program.Coach Mike Brey said Monday that Burns, a 6-9 senior forward and largely a backup, will leave school following his graduation in December. He said the ...

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