Today, Mark Zuckerberg got his (honorary) degree from Harvard — 12 years after dropping out to build Facebook. Other tech moguls, like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, never finished college either — and their names often come up amid talk about the value of a degree. And many other successful people either never went to college or dropped out before graduating but didn’t let their lack of a diploma keep them back.
Twelve years after famously dropping out to build Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg went back and got an honorary degree at Harvard University, addressing the 2017 graduates with a speech about the power to change the world and the importance of having “a sense of purpose.”â€œYou are graduating into a world that needs purpose, and itâ€™s up to you to create it,â€? Zuckerberg said, warning against cynicism. In his talk, he recognized numerous students who have already had significant personal achievements.
Welcome to the weekly Campus news of the week roundup here at USA TODAY College. There are around five thousand colleges and universities in the U.S. Here’s a snapshot of the most compelling stories that happened on campus around the country this week, according to student newspapers. Some Notre Dame seniors plan to walk out in protest of Vice President Mike Pence’s speech at their graduation, reports the Observer. Organizers are posting on social media with the hashtag #WalkoutND.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".