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Graduation (INACTIVE)

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  • The Ben Event

     
    My column Tuesday is about the Ben Yorgey Foundation and its annual Ben Event, organized by the late Ben Yorgey's parents to help graduating special education students make the transition to life after high school. Unfortunately, there wasn't nearly...
  • Fixing schools to fix Chicago

    Fixing schools to fix Chicago
    In 1909, when Daniel Burnham issued his Plan of Chicago, city schools bustled with 300,000 children. Before the first day of school that year, the Tribune declared: "The children of all the world … the child of the tenements and the child of...
  • For new grads, it's all about jobs

    Another college graduation season has eased to its celebratory end, and parents who have finally paid the last of the tuition bills are talking less about majors and GPAs and plenty about jobs. Jobs, jobs, jobs, as mantra and buzz word. If my friends...
  • Pay attention to college affordability, candidates

    Like any parent surviving uncertain economic times, many of the conversations with my two college-aged sons revolve around one pressing topic, the Holy Grail of today's graduates: Can you get a job, a decent-paying job, with that degree? I'm...
  • Gansler says breaking up teen party was not his job

    Gansler says breaking up teen party was not his job
    When Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler arrived at a house party of teenagers in June, he pushed through the crowd, past youngsters dancing on a table and a smattering of red plastic cups. One of the revelers snapped a photo. As the night wore...
  • New report dissects city's college enrollment, completion data

    New report dissects city's college enrollment, completion data
    The percentage of Baltimore city graduates enrolling in college the fall after obtaining their diplomas has marked a 5-year-decline, according to a report released this week, which also found that between 2007 and 2012 city graduates have increasingly...
  • Words of wisdom for graduates

    Words of wisdom for graduates
    I didn't give any college commencement addresses this year. Administrators probably assumed I had already been scooped up by the biggies — Harvard, Yale, The Iowa School for the Perpetually Perplexed — and didn't bother to ask. Regardless, I...
  • Lupita Nyong'o, the level-headed breakout star of '12 Years a Slave'

    Lupita Nyong'o, the level-headed breakout star of '12 Years a Slave'
    A thick, unrelenting heat permeated the Louisiana sets of "12 Years a Slave" — 100-degree-plus temperatures so intense they stifled breath. The moment a scene wrapped, cast and crew would take refuge in air-conditioned cars parked nearby. One member...
  • GBC leadership program turns 30, ramps up scholarship efforts

    GBC leadership program turns 30, ramps up scholarship efforts
    As the city's manufacturing base and population shrank, the Greater Baltimore Committee decided it needed to train leaders to replace the ones the region was losing — people energized to help with increasingly complex local problems. That was 30...
  • Andres Martinez-Fernandez: Young people paying price for Obamacare

    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has a message for the young and uninsured: Obamacare is here to help. In her recent visit to Fusion, Sebelius promoted the law as particularly beneficial to young people because it allows them to...
  • Affirmative action still needed

    Affirmative action still needed
    Affirmative action in higher education raises difficult questions of access and fairness. Opponents argue that it discriminates against whites and certain other groups, while proponents emphasize that it increases opportunities for underrepresented...