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Students Say Curtis High School Graduation On S.I. Cut Short

No diploma. No triumphant walk across the stage with their name being called. No turning of the tassel. That’s what the out-going senior class at Curtis High School said it got — or didn’t get — at its graduation ceremony.

06/26/2014

President Barack Obama arrives at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York to deliver the commencement address to the 2014 graduating class May 28, 2014.      AFP PHOTO / Jim WATSON        (credit: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Delivers West Point Commencement Address, Calls For Restrained Use Of U.S. Military

In a broad defense of his foreign policy, Obama declared Wednesday that the U.S. remains the world’s most indispensable nation, even after a “long season of war,” but argued for restraint before embarking on more military adventures.

05/28/2014

TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 29: Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks during the third day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 29, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was nominated as the Republican presidential candidate during the RNC, which is scheduled to conclude August 30. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Former N.J. Governor Tom Kean To Replace Condoleezza Rice As Rutgers Commencement Speaker

Rutgers University says former New Jersey Gov. Tom Kean will deliver the commencement address at this month’s graduation ceremony.

05/05/2014

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Condoleezza Rice Backs Out Of Rutgers Commencement Address Following Protests

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has backed out of delivering the commencement address at Rutgers University following protests by some faculty and students over her role in the Iraq War.

05/03/2014

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on December 18, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bloomberg To Deliver Commencement Address At Alma Mater Harvard University

The Massachusetts native and Harvard Business School graduate will be the principal speaker for graduates and their guests at afternoon exercises at the school’s 363rd commencement May 29.

03/05/2014

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Students Upset After John Jay College Decides To Shorten Graduation Ceremony

The school has decided to eliminate the tradition of calling each student to the stage to receive their diploma as a way to shorten the five-hour-long commencement ceremony by an hour.

03/13/2013

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Gov. Christie To Seton Hall’s Graduating Class: Be A Disrupter

Met with cheers and jeers, Gov. Chris Christie on Monday encouraged Seton Hall University’s graduating class to “be a disrupter” like him.

05/16/2011

2011 Rutgers University Commencement

Rutgers University Grads Celebrate At Commencement

Roughly 28,000 people gathered Sunday at Rutgers Stadium in Piscataway to watch university President Richard McCormick formally confer nearly 13,000 degrees.

05/15/2011