After one of the most eventful school years they’ll ever experience, the class of 2021 celebrated their accomplishments in person and in style.
Kara Swisher with a lesson for young people on the value of risk-taking and digital responsibility.
In a graduation speech, Paxton Smith, 18, of Dallas said the new law, which bans abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, was “a war on my body and a war on my rights.”
(And only Dr. Fauci gets to say “p*ndemic,” because he’s Dr. Fauci.)
Vice President Kamala Harris, the school’s first female commencement speaker, is expected to use her speech to address some of the Biden administration’s most urgent challenges.
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Two people were killed and a dozen others were wounded when city police and state highway patrol officers opened fire at what is now Jackson State University in Mississippi.
Robert Caslen, a retired Army lieutenant general, was accused of failing to credit a lengthy passage in a commencement speech he delivered.
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His made-for-TV rallies can be matters of life and death.
The president also appeared to have trouble raising a glass of water to his mouth during a speech at West Point a day before he turned 74, the oldest a president has been in his first term.
The president made misleading claims about his military budgets, the fight against the Islamic State and wars in the Middle East.
Anmol Narang said she was inspired to apply to West Point after visiting the Pearl Harbor National Memorial in Hawaii.
The address comes as the coronavirus spreads — and during a breakdown in relations between the president and the nation’s top military leaders.
President Trump’s walk across Lafayette Square, current and former military leaders say, has started a moment of reckoning in the military.
E.L. Doctorow’s warmly personal and urgently hopeful speech to his alma mater, Bronx Science, is as pertinent now as it was nearly a decade ago.
Barack and Michelle Obama, Beyoncé and other luminaries on how to move forward with conviction and hope.
Wichita State University Tech rescinded Ms. Trump’s invitation after students and faculty members condemned the Trump administration’s response to protests.
It’s a tradition to reach a captive, often bipartisan audience. YouTube isn’t quite the same.
More than 1,100 cadets returned to campus ahead of President Trump’s commencement speech in mid-June.
My Zoom graduation felt like both a creepy, post-apocalyptic exercise and a corny, semi-pointless ritual.
At a virtual round table discussion, the former vice president said that defending the independent watchdogs “used to be a hobbyhorse for Republican senators.”
Trump started his term with strong support in America’s armed forces. But the respect the president typically gets from the military has cooled.
The former president’s words are expected to draw interest at a time when his successor in the Oval Office has received immense scrutiny for his handling of the coronavirus outbreak.
With the usual pomp and circumstance put on hold, Ms. Winfrey and scores of celebrities feted graduates with a virtual celebration on Facebook.
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“Even if we can’t get together in person this year, Michelle and I are excited to celebrate the nationwide Class of 2020,” the former president said in announcing his commencement schedule.
Oprah Winfrey will give a virtual commencement address on Facebook in May for college and high school seniors across the United States.
The president’s off-again, on-again speech in June will bring back 1,000 cadets who had scattered across the country to help counter the coronavirus.