94 year old grandmother from New Hampshire gets diploma from SNHU

Amy Craton is a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and, now, a top graduate of a university at 94 years old. After taking online classes for two and a half years, the Hawaiian native received her bachelor’s degree in creative writing and English in a surprise awarding by officials from Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU). She dropped out of college in 1962 to raise her four children, shortly after her husband divorced her. Decades after, Craton never thought she could still claim her much-awaited diploma. In 2013, she enrolled in online classes in…

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Demonetisation: Mumbai schools ‘force’ teachers to deposit old notes to turn black money into white

At a time when people are grappling with cash crunch after the scrapping of high value notes, Mumbai’s teachers have complained of harassment from school managements. Reason: Schools are asking their teachers to deposit large sums of money into the latter’s bank accounts. Since the Narendra Modi government’s November 8 decision, accusations against schools indulging in such malpractices have been pouring in to a mobile application launched recently by a parents’ organisation. At least six teachers anonymously complained that their school management gave them money to deposit into their own…

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