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In Brief - Education - May 3, 2013

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The Associated Press

School honors alumnus

ROCKFORD, Ill.  — A Rockford high school has honored a 107-year-old alumnus for his support.
Harlem High School honored Bill Burkman with a Huskie Pride Award. It happened Wednesday at Wesley Willows senior living community in Rockford. Burkman is the school’s oldest living graduate.
The Rockford Register Star reports that Burkman played for the school’s first football team in 1923. He graduated in 1924. He’s five years older than the Harlem School District. The district was founded in 1910.
Harlem High School is in Machesney Park, just north of Rockford.

Petraeus takes teaching post

LOS ANGELES — David Petraeus’ next tough assignment will be in the trenches of academia.
The University of Southern California announced Thursday that the retired general and former CIA director is joining the faculty to teach classes and mentor ROTC members.
Petraeus, who has a doctorate from Princeton University, says in a statement that USC is “a great university that prizes academic excellence.”
It’s the second teaching appointment for the hero of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
It was announced last month that he’ll be a visiting professor at the City University of New York.