Tuesday, May 12, 2015


Five-Minute Film Festival: Graduation Time
Edutopia, MAY 1, 2014
The end of school is near, and it's time for that springtime tradition of long-winded uplifting graduation speeches and heartfelt off-key renditions of the Star Spangled Banner. At the university level, celebrities don robes and dole out kernels of wisdom to fresh-faced graduates. At high schools around the world, eager valedictorians wax poetic about the future while fidgety seniors toss beach balls around. Even for the very youngest students, graduation ceremonies are made into special occasions and flowery speeches are brought forth.
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8 Facts About Arizona's 22,000 New College Graduates
Kaila White, The Republic | azcentral.com 8 a.m. MST May 12, 2015

It's graduation season in Arizona, with more than 22,000 people graduating this month from the state's three public universities. That's an exodus big enough to fill US Airways Center in Phoenix and still leave more than 3,500 people standing outside. See detailed graphics below.

This morning, about 4,000 master's and doctoral students are celebrating at ASU's graduate commencement. Another 8,300 undergraduates will take to Frank Kush Field at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe at 7:30 p.m. for their own ceremony, where innovator, scientist and author John Seely Brown is the keynote speaker.  Read more . . .