About half the 380 students graduating in the ceremony stood and turned their backs to DeVos, and others heckled her loudly as she spoke, CNN reported.
Students and alumni began voicing their displeasure as soon as DeVos was announced as the Daytona Beach, Florida, school's commencement speaker, on May 1. Though the protest at the graduation may be the first most of us have heard about this event, it turns out that students and alumni at Bethune University had been trying to keep DeVos away from graduates' big day for quite some time. "Your degrees will be mailed to you. Your job is to be committed to academia and know exactly what you're talking about. what context you're saying it in", said Bethune-Cookman University graduate Fedrick Ingram, vice president of the Florida Education Association. During her speech, the U.S. Secretary of Education voiced commitment to HBCU's and the communities they serve, but under the barrage of boos her statements were hard to decipher. That gives us profound understanding of the thousands of petitions signed calling for Jackson's resignation. University president Edison O. Jackson tried to calm the protesters down, threatening to withhold their degrees and instead send the certificates in the mail, but the backlash continued, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education.
"I'm protesting because she will continue to directly affect me after this and make it harder for me to get to graduation", said one of the protesters.
"We have always been in the business of making friends, and if you don't have friends, it's very hard to raise money", he said during a news conference before the noon ceremony.
While receiving an honorary doctorate at Bethune-Cookman University's commencement, DeVos took to the podium to speak with students about respecting diverse opinions. She later acknowledged that the schools originated because of racial segregation. "Why wouldn't we want to do that?"
President Trump added further strain last week when he suggested that HBCUs are unconstitutional, which he later walked back.
DeVos alienated many African-Americans in February when she described historically black colleges as "real pioneers when it comes to school choice". "Ladies and gentleman, please, you don't know her, nor do you know her story", Jackson responded. Jacari Harris, a junior and former student body president, told the Washington Post that the education secretary was "awesome".
Wang Fuyou, Communist Party chief of the county, said the quake followed by frequent aftershocks was felt strongly. On March 27, An quake of 5.1 magnitude had jolted Yangbi County in southwest China's Yunnan Province.
The Thaad missile system, aimed at intercepting attacks from North Korea, was made operational in South Korea last week. While taking the oath of office Wednesday, Moon said he's open to visiting North Korea under the right conditions.
This is a man who has spent the last 24 hours being called "Nixonian" and proceeded to stage a photo-op with Henry Kissinger . Asked if Trump was trying to stay out of public view, she said it was just the "nature of the calendar this week".
Addressing his supporters in the grand courtyard of the Louvre, Macron said he would defend France and Europe. No timetable was given for a possible meeting with Macron, who will take the oath of office on Sunday.
On the court, he's one of the most dynamic offensive playmakers in the 2017 NBA Draft as a lethal slasher and gifted facilitator. Philly is now projected to have the No. 4 overall pick, and will also get the Lakers' pick if it falls out of the top three.
Mr Bowen said his party was still dissecting the increase to the Medicare levy, which it is proposed will raise about $8 billion. So the Treasurer has delivered a budget that lifts the Medicare levy for all but the lowest income earners in two years' time.
Without star Kawhi Leonard , Green took over in the final minute with Spurs trailing by 1. "I just missed shots", Harden said. Despite both his ankle and knee bothering him, Leonard still led the way for San Antonio with 22 points and 15 rebounds.
Prosecutors argued during that hearing that Hernandez's conviction in a 2013 murder shouldn't be erased because he killed himself. Additionally, Garsh claimed that there is no proof Hernandez knew that his death could lead to his conviction being dismissed.
Next week we need an answer, if we go for a holiday, he will [either] accept a contract or we will sell the player. Koeman also discussed how much time Barkley has at his disposal before revealing his decision to Everton .
They looked for evidence of the location of Sterling's right hand as he struggled with the officers who tried to subdue him. The shooting sparked nationwide protests amid a fierce debate over police treatment of minorities.
Prosecutors said that Hernandez knew this and committed suicide so his fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins, could collect that money. Quinn III will appeal Garsh's decision to vacate Hernandez's conviction, saying the abatement is "antiquated".
Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive celebrates 25 years
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BMW 8 Series Coupe teaser
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NFL's wild opening round could yield more surprises on Day 2
Though the players are late round picks, don't think that means they're any less important than the people drafted before them. The first stunning move was the Bears trading with the 49ers to select North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky at No. 2.
Murray out in third round
David Goffin awaits the victor of that clash after the Belgian beat world number six Milos Raonic 64, 62. France s Kristina Mladenovic also reached the last four in straight sets 6-4, 6-4 over Sorana Cristea.
Australia plans major spending plus surplus in 3 years
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US needs September 'shutdown' to fix Senate 'mess'
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May denies energy bills cap is from 'Marxist universe'
Under the new proposal by the Conservatives, industry regulator Ofgem would set a cap for the default standard variable tariffs. The PM said five of the "big six" energy companies had recently raised prices while their profit margins hit "record levels".
Home, sweet home: Beal, Wall lead Wizards past Hawks, 103-99
Atlanta let Washington bleed 10 seconds off the clock without fouling before grabbing a defensive board in a four-point game. The Wizards avoided the dismal start that essentially ruined their hopes in Game 3 before the first quarter was done.
Carrasco And 2 Relievers Toss 4-hitter, Indians Top Jays 6-0
It was a big and warm welcome for Edwin Encarnacion returning to Toronto, as he received a standing ovation in his first at bat. He walked two Cleveland batters in the second inning and both would come in to score to provide the Indians with a 2-0 lead.
Trump Administration Eviscerates EPA Advisory Board
This approach is what was always intended for the Board and we're making a clear break with the last administration's approach". Freire suggested that Scott Pruitt is not interested in maintaining the science-only direction of the board.
Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather
Remember when I seen him in Mexico and I called him out? A majority of his knockouts have come due to exceptional striking skills. This is the way I push myself back off the ground; this is the way I deal with adversity, and this is the way I get up.
Australia treasurer promises fair budget that reins in debt
A senior executive at one of the Big Four banks warned the government of "unintended consequences" of introducing a new levy. But the budget forecast a A$7.4 billion surplus in 2020-21, an improvement on A$1.08 billion at the mid-year review.