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This year, top colleges are forgoing politicians as commencement speakers

Every year during commencement season, influential people from all spheres of life pop up at colleges and universities to share words of wisdom and, hopefully, reflect upon the state of the world into which new college graduates are about to be deposited. This year, despite the country being in the thick of a presidential election…MORE

The story behind the photo of a 3-year-old reaching out to Harriet Tubman

By now, you’ve probably seen the photo of a 3-year-old girl reaching out to touch the outstretched hand on a nearly completed mural of Harriet Tubman. The powerful painting was brought to life by artist Michael Rosato. The 59-year-old was asked to paint the mural by the Dorchester Center for the Arts for the 50th…MORE

A teen is set to graduate from high school and Harvard within 11 days

Braxton Moral walked across the stage Sunday at his high school in Ulysses, Kansas, as a newly-minted graduate. Less than two weeks later, the 17-year-old is set on May 30 to mark another milestone: receiving his undergraduate degree from Harvard University. Moral’s parents enrolled him at the world-renowned institution when he was just 11, he…MORE