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October 26, 2004 | David Wharton, Times Staff Writer
With the NCAA pushing toward an era of academic reform, officials said they found reason for optimism in an annual survey released Monday. Athletes at Division I major colleges graduated at a rate of 62% last school year, the NCAA report said. That was two points higher than for all college students nationwide. The rates for black male and female basketball players -- at 42% and 59%, respectively -- represented slight increases. The rate for football players rose to 55%.
June 10, 1997
The 28 seniors at Fairmont High School will make history tonight: They will be the school's first graduates. The occasion will be both joyous and a bit sad, the seniors said, for saying goodbye to their classmates at the close-knit college-preparatory academy will not be easy. "The most special thing about Fairmont is my friends," said Gary Liu, 17, of Anaheim Hills, who plans to study business at UC Berkeley.
May 7, 2004 | From Associated Press
President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush will skip their twin daughters' college graduations this month to avoid creating a distraction at the respective schools, the White House said Thursday. "There are no plans at this time to attend these ceremonies," said Gordon Johndroe, a spokesman for Laura Bush. "The Bushes felt the focus should be on the students, and not how long the lines are to go through the metal detectors."
August 21, 1999 | From Associated Press
Shannon Faulkner, who fought a legal battle to open the all-male military academy The Citadel to women, has graduated from a college 200 miles across the state and plans to become a teacher. Faulkner earned a bachelor's degree in secondary education of English this month at Anderson College, one of two schools she attended after dropping out of The Citadel. Faulkner made national headlines when she sued The Citadel in 1993 seeking admission.
June 15, 2009 | Carla Rivera
For years Chase Abrams has lived a double life: By day a popular student at Sierra Canyon School who played football and enjoyed hanging out with friends, by night an intent student of film studies at Cal State Los Angeles who organized college film festivals and held his own intellectually and socially. Today, the energetic 18-year-old can finally take a breath.
April 11, 1989
Eighty-five percent of graduating students polled last week at Cal State Northridge oppose plans for this year's graduation at the Hollywood Bowl, organizers of the student-run survey said Monday. A majority of the 922 students who responded to the survey also said they want to bring from four to nine guests, instead of the three guests tentatively allowed by the university, said poll organizer Anthony Ashhurst, an Associated Students graduate senator. The university decided to hold the graduation in the bowl because the campus area usually used for the ceremony has been closed for construction.
June 7, 2009 | Ari B. Bloomekatz
Javay Ross and Eva Correa chose Charles Drew University's medical school because they wanted to work with the people who live in South Los Angeles. But halfway through their four-year programs, the emergency rooms and inpatient units at Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Hospital closed. They and their classmates were sent to UCLA's hospitals, and some wondered if their academic futures were also in jeopardy.
June 8, 1989
The oldest graduate of Santa Monica College's Adult High School, an 81-year-old Mar Vista resident, will be the main speaker at the graduation ceremony, June 21 at 7:30 p.m. Harold Marlowe, a Russian interpreter at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center who fled the Soviet Union when he was 13 after fighting in the Red Army, will be among 160 students receiving high school diplomas from the college. The next day, 450 Santa Monica College students will receive their Associate of Arts degrees at a graduation ceremony in the college amphitheater at 6:30 p.m. Santa Monica College President Richard Moore will be the main speaker.
April 10, 1996 | ALAN EYERLY
To encourage safe revelry by the Class of 1996, the City Council has thrown its support behind "safe, sane and sober" graduation night celebrations in June at El Dorado and Valencia high schools. City staff members recommended that the council authorize a $800 donation to each school. Council members surpassed that, voting to make the donation $1,000 for each school. The council also authorized a $1,000 grant to the AIDS Walk Orange County fund-raiser.
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