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    Posted: 5/16/2012 10:40:47 AM EST
    FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2009, file photo, Colonial Athletic Association Commissioner Tom Yeager is interviewed during the CAA college basketball media day in Washington. Academic sanctions and potential defections could give the CAA a drastically different look. Yeager says it's all "a little surreal," particularly coming a year after the CAA was at its high point. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
  •  - Washington Mayor Gray applauds U.S. President Barack Obama at a school in Washington

    Washington Mayor Gray applauds U.S. President Barack Obama at a school in Washington

    Posted: 5/15/2012 5:29:11 PM EST
    Washington Mayor Vincent Gray applauds U.S. President Barack Obama as he delivers his third annual back-to-school speech at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School in Washington, September 28, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Reed
  •  - Schmit of The Eagles is awarded with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music at the Berklee College of Music Commencement in Boston

    Schmit of The Eagles is awarded with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music at the Berklee College of Music Commencement in Boston

    Posted: 5/12/2012 2:31:28 PM EST
    (L-R) Musician Timothy B. Schmit of The Eagles is awarded with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music by Berklee College of Music Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Lawrence J. Simpson and Berklee College of Music President Roger H. Brown at the Berklee College of Music Commencement in Boston, Massachusetts May 12, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT EDUCATION)
  •  - Musician Henley of the Eagles reacts as he is awarded with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music at the Berklee College of Music Commencement in Boston

    Musician Henley of the Eagles reacts as he is awarded with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music at the Berklee College of Music Commencement in Boston

    Posted: 5/12/2012 2:20:54 PM EST
    Musician Don Henley of the Eagles reacts as Berklee College of Music's Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Lawrence J. Simpson (obscured) awards him with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music at the Berklee College of Music Commencement in Boston, Massachusetts May 12, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT EDUCATION)
  •  - Berklee College of Music Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Simpson awards musician Astatke with an Honorary Degree of Doctor in Boston

    Berklee College of Music Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Simpson awards musician Astatke with an Honorary Degree of Doctor in Boston

    Posted: 5/12/2012 2:18:13 PM EST
    (L-R) Berklee College of Music Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Lawrence J. Simpson awards Ethiopian musician Mulatu Astatke with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music as Berklee College of Music President Roger H. Brown presents him with a diploma at the Berklee College of Music Commencement in Boston, Massachusetts May 12, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT EDUCATION)
  •  - Berklee College of Music Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Simpson awards singer Krauss with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music as Berklee College of Music President Brown looks on at the

    Berklee College of Music Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Simpson awards singer Krauss with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music as Berklee College of Music President Brown looks on at the

    Posted: 5/12/2012 1:25:39 PM EST
    Berklee College of Music Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Lawrence J. Simpson (L) awards singer Alison Krauss with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music as Berklee College of Music President Roger H. Brown (R) looks on at the Berklee College of Music Commencement in Boston, Massachusetts May 12, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT EDUCATION)
  •  - Secondary school graduates celebrate their last day of school in Kiev

    Secondary school graduates celebrate their last day of school in Kiev

    Posted: 5/3/2012 10:51:38 AM EST
    Secondary school graduates celebrate their last day of school in Kiev May 3, 2012. Students on Thursday celebrated the end of the academic year traditionally called the "last bell". REUTERS/Anatolii Stepanov (UKRAINE - Tags: EDUCATION SOCIETY)
  •  - Secondary school graduates have fun in a fountain as they celebrate their last day of school in Kiev

    Secondary school graduates have fun in a fountain as they celebrate their last day of school in Kiev

    Posted: 5/3/2012 10:48:18 AM EST
    Secondary school graduates have fun in a fountain as they celebrate their last day of school in Kiev May 3, 2012. Students on Thursday celebrated the end of the academic year, traditionally called the "last bell". REUTERS/Anatolii Stepanov (UKRAINE - Tags: EDUCATION SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 5/3/2012 7:05:47 AM EST
    In this photo released by Rex Snell, Dave Snell poses for a photo after graduating from Waikato University, Thursday, May 3, 2012, in Hamilton, New Zealand, with a doctoral degree that examined the social habits of headbangers - heavy-metal music fans that are known as "bogans" in this part of the world. Along the way, Snell got an education in media and politics, after some people publicly derided a grant he received as an example of academic and taxpayer waste. (AP Photo/Rex Snell) NO SALES
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    Posted: 5/3/2012 7:05:46 AM EST
    In this photo taken April 30, 2012, Dave Snell of New Zealand stands in front of what he calls bogan art in Hamilton, New Zealand. Snell graduated from Waikato University in Hamilton on Thursday, May 3, 2012, with a doctoral degree that examined the social habits of headbangers - heavy-metal music fans that are known as "bogans" in this part of the world. Along the way, the New Zealander got an education in media and politics, after some people publicly derided a grant he received as an example of academic and taxpayer waste. (AP Photo/New Zealand Herald, Christine Cornege) NEW ZEALAND OUT, AUSTRALIA OUT
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    Posted: 4/27/2012 6:05:54 PM EST
    FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2002, file photo, former New York Mets players, from left, Keith Hernandez, Ed Kranepool, Buddy Harrelson and Rusty Staub smile during the Mets 40th Anniversary Celebration All Amazin' Team prior to the Mets game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in New York. The New York Mets are the subject of a three-day academic conference taking place at Hofstra University. The conference features former players from Rusty Staub to Ed Kranepool. There will be panel discussions by sports journalists and baseball historians, bloggers, biographers and will run through Saturday, April 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Osamu Honda, File)
  •  - Students stand in front of the door of a closed university in Quito

    Students stand in front of the door of a closed university in Quito

    Posted: 4/13/2012 11:05:13 AM EST
    Students stand in front of the door of a closed university in Quito April 12, 2012. According to local media, 38,000 students were affected after 14 universities were closed due to lack of academic quality. Picture taken April 12, 2012. REUTERS/Guillermo Granja (ECUADOR - Tags: POLITICS EDUCATION)
  •  - An Ecuadorean police officer stands in front of the door of a closed university in Quito

    An Ecuadorean police officer stands in front of the door of a closed university in Quito

    Posted: 4/13/2012 9:08:47 AM EST
    An Ecuadorean police officer stands in front of the door of a closed university in Quito April 12, 2012. According to local media, 38,000 students were affected after 14 universities were closed due to lack of academic quality. REUTERS/Guillermo Granja (ECUADOR - Tags: POLITICS EDUCATION)
  •  - Twomey, wife of former IRA member McIntyre, cries outside the U.S. District Court in Boston

    Twomey, wife of former IRA member McIntyre, cries outside the U.S. District Court in Boston

    Posted: 4/4/2012 2:00:31 PM EST
    Carrie Twomey, wife of former IRA member Anthony McIntyre, cries as she relays good news of her hearing to her husband through the phone outside the U.S. District Court in Boston, Massachusetts April 4, 2012. After U.S. and UK authorities subpoenaed a secret IRA archive at Boston College last year to solve a notorious murder from the 1970s, Irish journalist Ed Moloney, McIntyre and Twomey forced the Catholic school into a messy legal battle pitting justice against academic freedom and politics. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW EDUCATION)
  •  - Twomey, wife of former IRA member McIntyre, stands outside the U.S. District Court in Boston

    Twomey, wife of former IRA member McIntyre, stands outside the U.S. District Court in Boston

    Posted: 4/4/2012 1:56:02 PM EST
    Carrie Twomey, wife of former IRA member Anthony McIntyre, stands outside the U.S. District Court before her hearing in Boston, Massachusetts April 4, 2012. After U.S. and UK authorities subpoenaed a secret IRA archive at Boston College last year to solve a notorious murder from the 1970s, Irish journalist Ed Moloney, McIntyre and Twomey forced the Catholic school into a messy legal battle pitting justice against academic freedom and politics. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW EDUCATION)
  •  - Irish journalist Moloney (L) and Twomey, wife of former IRA member McIntyre, speak to reporters outside the U.S. District Court in Boston

    Irish journalist Moloney (L) and Twomey, wife of former IRA member McIntyre, speak to reporters outside the U.S. District Court in Boston

    Posted: 4/4/2012 1:54:06 PM EST
    Irish journalist Ed Moloney (L) and Carrie Twomey, wife of former IRA member Anthony McIntyre, speak to reporters outside the U.S. District Court after their hearing in Boston, Massachusetts April 4, 2012. After U.S. and UK authorities subpoenaed a secret IRA archive at Boston College last year to solve a notorious murder from the 1970s, Moloney, McIntyre and Twomey forced the Catholic school into a messy legal battle pitting justice against academic freedom and politics. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW EDUCATION)
  •  - Twomey, wife of former IRA member McIntyre, stands outside the U.S. District Court in Boston

    Twomey, wife of former IRA member McIntyre, stands outside the U.S. District Court in Boston

    Posted: 4/4/2012 1:51:53 PM EST
    Carrie Twomey, wife of former IRA member Anthony McIntyre, stands outside the U.S. District Court before her hearing in Boston, Massachusetts April 4, 2012. After U.S. and UK authorities subpoenaed a secret IRA archive at Boston College last year to solve a notorious murder from the 1970s, Irish journalist Ed Moloney, McIntyre and Twomey forced the Catholic school into a messy legal battle pitting justice against academic freedom and politics. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
  •  - Irish journalist Moloney and Twomey, wife of former IRA member McIntyre, outside the U.S. District Court in Boston

    Irish journalist Moloney and Twomey, wife of former IRA member McIntyre, outside the U.S. District Court in Boston

    Posted: 4/4/2012 1:49:59 PM EST
    Irish journalist Ed Moloney (L) and Carrie Twomey, wife of former IRA member Anthony McIntyre, are seen outside the U.S. District Court after their hearing in Boston, Massachusetts April 4, 2012. After U.S. and UK authorities subpoenaed a secret IRA archive at Boston College last year to solve a notorious murder from the 1970s, Moloney, McIntyre and Twomey forced the Catholic school into a messy legal battle pitting justice against academic freedom and politics. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
  •  - Irish Journalist Moloney addresses reporters outside the U.S. District Court in Boston

    Irish Journalist Moloney addresses reporters outside the U.S. District Court in Boston

    Posted: 4/4/2012 1:48:11 PM EST
    Irish Journalist Ed Moloney (L) addresses reporters as Carrie Twomey, wife of former IRA member Anthony McIntyre, watches outside the U.S. District Court after their hearing in Boston, Massachusetts April 4, 2012. After U.S. and UK authorities subpoenaed a secret IRA archive at Boston College last year to solve a notorious murder from the 1970s, Moloney, McIntyre and Twomey forced the Catholic school into a messy legal battle pitting justice against academic freedom and politics. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
  •  - File photo of French Academic Richard Descoings in Paris

    File photo of French Academic Richard Descoings in Paris

    Posted: 4/4/2012 9:55:24 AM EST
    Richard Descoings, the head of the Paris Institute for Political Studies (IEP), is seen after a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris in this June 2, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/Files