Teen visits mother’s grave on his graduation day

Inspired Stories 05/18/21, 19:22

In our lives, sometimes we have some important moments, such as wedding, graduation... At that time, we usually feel emotional and need to share our joy, especially with loved ones. Graduation is an important milestone in everyone's life because it is the day we enter the adult world—a day of laughter, ...

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, to honor her father in the most touching way. While on ...

West Point to graduate record number of black female cadets

U.S. 05/23/19, 12:16

The class of cadets preparing to jubilantly toss their caps in the air at the U.S. Military Academy's graduation ceremony Saturday includes 34 black women, a record number that's a sign of concerted efforts to diversify West Point's Long Gray Line.West Point remains mostly white and mostly male. The 34 ...

NCAA’s new APR report shows athletes’ scores remain steady

Sports 05/08/19, 12:21

The latest NCAA Academic Progress Rate scores show college athletes are continuing to excel in the classroom — though they may be hitting a peak.The most recent statistics, released Wednesday, show this year's overall four-year score matched last year's record high of 983 and that the four-year scores in football, ...

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 10, 2019, photo, educators from across the metro are gathered ...

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 during graduation ceremonies. She enrolled at the all-white university in ...

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 a degree in interdisciplinary studies on Monday."Education is always a ...

Poland’s striking teachers warn high-school exams threatened

Europe 04/12/19, 10:13

The union leader of Poland's striking teachers says that key high-school graduation exams next month could be cancelled if government does not respond to pay demands.Slawomir Broniarz warned that the exams, scheduled for May, may not happen because the strike may prevent the qualification procedure.On Friday, teachers were on strike ...

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 with the government failed Sunday, when two major unions found ...

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 a significant gap in graduation rates between black and white ...

Mid-major fallout: Grad transfers can hurt teams they leave

Sports 01/23/19, 02:33

A year ago Will Brown had his Albany Great Danes in heady territory, ranked fifth in a mid-major poll with the America East Conference's best backcourt and gunning for a berth somewhere in the postseason for a seventh straight year.Today, the coach is trying to recover from a double whammy ...

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 campus on Thursday to join his commencement photo shoot.Montalbano worked ...

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 Sport shows in its report that the overall football Graduation ...

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 Irish will support Burns, who is from Troy, New York, ...

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