96-year-old Italian man, a WWII veteran, becomes country’s oldest graduate

An Italian man became the nation’s oldest graduate after passing his final exams at the age of 96, Reuters reported. World War II veteran Giuseppe Paterno completed his undergraduate degree in history and philosophy from the University of Palermo. Giuseppe Paterno, 96, Italy’s oldest student, has breakfast in his kitchen, two days before he graduates […]

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Alienated by Trump, Suburban Voters Sour on G.O.P. in Battle for the House

BALLWIN, Mo. — For Heather Vaughn, a substitute teacher and graduate student, the decision last month to place the black sign with colorful lettering in her front yard — the one that said, “Black Lives Matter” and “Science is Real” — felt like an act of courage. In previous years, such a placard might have […]

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Track standout Christian Rodriguez of Dorsey finds hope in a time of coronavirus

To say that Dorsey High graduate Christian Rodriguez feels fortunate would be an understatement. His senior track and field season was lost when school closed on March 16 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. He had no laptop for remote learning and was doing schoolwork on his phone while living at his South Los Angeles home […]

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Charles Webb, eccentric author of ‘The Graduate,’ dead at 81

Charles Webb, the author whose first novel, “The Graduate,” inspired the 1967 Oscar-winning movie starring Dustin Hoffman, is dead at the age of 81 due to a blood condition. His death was confirmed by longtime friend and journalist Jack Malvern writes Deadline. Webb, who died on June 16th in Eastbourne, England, said that the iconic book […]

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Merriam-Webster Revises ‘Racism’ Entry After Missouri Woman Asks for Changes

Merriam-Webster is revising its entry on racism after a recent college graduate in Missouri, inspired by the protests and debates about what it means to be racist, urged editors to make changes. Currently, the dictionary’s entry contains three sections. The first defines racism as “a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits […]

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Ohio State’s Seth Towns on being detained while protesting George Floyd’s death | SportsCenter

Recent Harvard graduate and Ohio State Buckeyes basketball player Seth Towns talks to John Buccigross on SportsCenter about being detained by Columbus police while peacefully protesting the death of George Floyd. Towns describes the events that led to him being detained by police and explains the duty he feels to use his platform to fight […]

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US to cancel visas for thousands of Chinese grad students with ties to Chinese military schools: report

The White House plans to cancel visas for thousands of Chinese graduate students affiliated with Chinese universities tied to the People’s Liberation Army, according to a report. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed the plan with President Trump during a meeting Tuesday, The New York Times reported, citing officials with knowledge of the discussions. The plan to […]

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U.S. to Expel Chinese Graduate Students With Ties to China’s Military Schools

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration plans to cancel the visas of thousands of Chinese graduate students and researchers in the United States who have direct ties to universities affiliated with the People’s Liberation Army, according to American officials with knowledge of the discussions. The plan would be the first designed to bar the access of […]

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The ‘Profoundly Radical’ Message of the Organizer of Earth Day

SEATTLE — One day in the fall of 1969, Denis Hayes, a graduate student at Harvard, snagged a 10-minute meeting with Gaylord Nelson, a United States senator from Wisconsin who had been talking up his idea for a national teach-in about environmentalism. The visit stretched into a two-hour conversation, and at the end of it […]

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Senator Sherrod Brown Knows How to Save the Soul of the Democratic Party

Sherrod Brown has always defied easy categorization. A Yale graduate from a well-off family, he became a state representative in Ohio at the age of 21 and spent his free time in local union halls, absorbing the stories of auto and steelworkers. In the 1990s and 2000s, when Bill Clinton and the New Democrats preached […]

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St. John’s adds ‘solid piece’ in George Washington transfer Arnaldo Toro

St. John’s has filled a glaring need inside, landing George Washington graduate transfer Arnaldo Toro, The Post has learned. The 6-foot-8, 250-pound forward verbally committed to coach Mike Anderson on Friday morning, filling the last open scholarship on the roster. Toro, who attended high school at St. Benedict’s Prep in New Jersey, averaged 6.5 points […]

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Quarterback Jordan Love may become Patriots NFL Draft 2020 wild card

When early high school graduate Jordan Love and his mother arrived at his Utah State dormitory for the first time in January 2016, football coach Matt Wells and his wife, Jen, were there to accept the handoff. “When his mama dropped him off, she said, ‘Jen, take care of my baby. Matt, kick his butt,’ […]

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