University of Nevada, Las Vegas students are outraged at’s $225,000 fee for an upcoming speech. Student body president Elias Benjelloun wants to see the money returned to students who have experienced 17 percent tuition hikes.
Daniel Waqar, a leader in the UNLV Student government said, “You [Hillary Clinton] could give scholarships to thousands of students, benefit research on campus, give more student grants for research and studying … ”
Click here to read about the UNLV student reaction to Hillary Clinton’s $225,000 speaking fee.
Twenty-eight people closely associated with Ohio State University now have the mumps. The victims include 23 students, one staff member and four others who have ties to the university.
The illnesses were documented from Feb. 11 to March 12 and sufferers range from age 18 to age 48. It is unclear whether they were unvaccinated as vaccination is not an admissions requirement . . .
Click here to read about mumps outbreak at Ohio State University.
Joshua Hathaway, 19, was shot dead by a security guard in Residential Annex II, an all women’s, off-campus Liberty University dormitory, near Odd Fellows Road, in Lynchburg, Va. Hathaway allegedly attacked a security guard with a sledge hammer . . .
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The renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology played a significant role in the death of Aaron Swartz, 26, Internet activist, Reddit co-founder, and coder who was known as a “boy genius.” As Swartz is laid to rest today in Highland Park, Ill., a Chicago suburb, a profound sense of unnecessary loss is felt by those who knew him personally or through his work . . .
Click here to read about and see a video on the vicious computer fraud case against Swartz that MIT could have dropped.
On Wednesday, Tom Corbett, Republican governor of Pennsylvania, filed a lawsuit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association for what he calls “overreaching and unlawful sanctions” placed on Penn State, seeking to set aside a $60 million fine and all Jerry Sandusky-related sanctions . . .
Click here to read about Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett’s lawsuit against the NCAA forJerry Sandusky-related sanctions against Penn State.
East Michigan University paid a $75K settlement to Julea Ward, a former student who was expelled, because she would not counsel a client on a same-sex relationship. The university issued a press release which stated, “The resolution of the lawsuit leaves the University’s policies, programs, and curricular requirements intact” . . .
For more information on the Sixth Circuit Court’s decision on Julea Ward’s case, click here.
Jasmine Benjamin, a 17-year-old nursing student at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Ga., was found dead on a couch in the study room of her dormitory on Nov. 18. Her shocked parents learned of their daughter’s death on Facebook from a condolence post by one of her friends . . .