Mutombo was drafted by the Denver Nuggets after graduating from Georgetown with a dual degree in linguistics and diplomacy.
That task fell to Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, whose daughter was graduating with honors from Hunter.
For the first time in history, they are graduating from college in lower numbers than their female peers.
early 15c., "one who holds a degree" (with man; as a stand-alone noun from mid-15c.), from Medieval Latin graduatus, past participle of graduari "to take a degree," from Latin gradus "step, grade" (see grade). As an adjective, from late 15c.
early 15c., "to confer a university degree upon," from Medieval Latin graduatus (see graduate (n.)). Intransitive sense from 1807. Related: Graduated; graduating.