Posts Tagged Education

Sean Combs to speak at Howard U. commencement

WASHINGTON (AP) — Entertainer and entrepreneur Sean Combs will deliver Howard University’s commencement speech this year in Washington.

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Syracuse’s Jerami Grant entering NBA draft

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse sophomore forward Jerami Grant is entering the NBA draft, becoming the second Orange starter in less than three weeks to announce he’s going pro.

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Hockey title puts tiny Union on the sports map

Accepted students and their parents tour Union College on Monday, April 14, 2014, in Schenectady, N.Y. Tiny Union, enrollment 2,200, defeated Minnesota, enrollment 48,000, Saturday for its first NCAA hockey title. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — After tiny Union College toppled the heavyweights of hockey for the national title, its president, Stephen Ainlay, couldn’t resist a little cheerleading.

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Teething troubles for Chinese tourists in Thailand

In this March 30, 2014 photo, Chinese tourists pose for a photograph at the main entrance to Chiang Mai University in Chiang Mai province, northern Thailand. The bucolic, once laid-back campus of one of Thailand’s top universities is under a security clampdown. Not against a terrorist threat, but against Chinese tourists. Thousands have clambered aboard student buses at the university, made a mess in cafeterias and sneaked into classes to attend lectures. Someone even pitched a tent by a picturesque lake. The reason: “Lost in Thailand,” 2012 slapstick comedy partly shot on campus that is China’s highest-grossing homegrown movie ever. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

CHIANG MAI, Thailand (AP) — The bucolic, once laid-back campus of one of Thailand’s top universities is under a security clampdown. Not against a terrorist threat, but against Chinese tourists.

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Judges try to overturn Martinez’s veto on raises

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A group of New Mexico judges sued Gov. Susana Martinez on Monday in an effort to overturn a veto that denied them an 8 percent pay raise, an increase the governor says too far eclipsed those given to other state employees like teachers.

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