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  • Clinton to Announce Plan to Crack Down on Campus Sexual Assault

    09/14/2015 9:42:25 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 47 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 14, 2015 | Monica Alba
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will roll out a proposal Monday to combat sexual assault on college campuses. At a "Women for Hillary" event in Cedar Falls, Iowa, Clinton is expected to say that "every student deserves a safe environment in which to learn and thrive, not live in fear." [Snip] On Monday, Clinton will roll out three key tenets to her plan to an audience of mostly students at the University of Northern Iowa.
  • There's Nothing Academic About Campus Rape

    08/02/2015 4:59:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | August 2, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    "The price of a college education should never be the risk of a sexual assault," Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., told a Senate hearing Wednesday. Too many colleges don't treat rape, she observed, as "the violent felony that it actually is." Her solution is the bipartisan Campus Accountability and Safety Act, or CASA, which would require college campuses to designate confidential advisers to victims of sexual assault and establish rules for campus investigations of sexual assaults. Gillibrand means well; there's no question about it. But Congress telling American universities how they should handle campus rape truly is an instance of the...
  • Rolling Stone blames University of Virginia for fake rape story

    07/18/2015 5:31:41 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 7 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 7/18/2015 | Moneyrunner
    And they're right! DRUDGE has a link to an article in The Hollywood Reporter on the defamation suit brought by University of Virginia (UVA) Dean Nicole Eramo. Rolling Stone responds by blaming UVA. Rolling Stone was sued by Dean Eramo for defamation. The article by Erdely implied that Eramo and UVA did nothing to help "Jackie" and was "indifferent to rape on campus, and more concerned with protecting its reputation than with assisting victims of sexual assault." Rolling Stone's lawyers said that it wasn't their fault that they got their facts wrong. They claim that the UVA administration, faculty and...
  • University Recruits Teens to Abort Their Babies in Name of “Scientific Research”

    04/25/2015 4:52:50 PM PDT · by kindred · 26 replies ^ | April 25, 2015 | KRISTAN HAWKINS
    Oxytocin is that feel good hormone that bonds a child to his or her mother. But never mind that. Researchers in Hawaii are recruiting girls as young as 14 to participate in second trimester abortions, where the preborn baby is 18-24 weeks gestation, in order to test whether or not oxytocin can reduce bleeding in mothers during and after abortion. The study is being conducted by the University of Hawaii and the University of Washington in Seattle – both public universities, which leads to the obvious question: is the government funding this study? A second trimester abortion is at least...
  • Author of Discredited Rolling Stone UVA Rape Story Will Apologize Tonight

    04/05/2015 12:52:13 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 7 replies
    Sabrina Rubin Erdely, the author of Rolling Stone's much-maligned story about a gang rape at the University of Virginia, plans to formally apologize for her mistakes, according to CNN's Brian Stetler.
  • Concealed Carry Can Help Reduce Sexual Assault at Universities

    02/14/2015 6:30:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | February 14, 2015 | Gabriella Hoffman
    In a time where sexual assault is on the rise at American universities, it's important to curb this trend by effective means.How can universities best address and eradicate the threat of sexual assault on campus? Allow concealed carry on campus. Seven states–Wyoming, Montana, Florida, Texas, Indiana, North Dakota, and now South Dakota–are considering legislation to permit concealed carry at universities. As more Americans channel support for gun rights over gun control, legislation to repeal gun-free zones and permit concealed carry should be deliberated in more states. Universities are gun-free zones, which make them prime targets for criminals. Evidence shows that...
  • The Rape on Campus Epidemic

    12/23/2014 4:46:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | December 23, 2014 | Michael Barone
    The total discrediting of Rolling Stone's story on rape at the University of Virginia has shined a light on one of the least palatable features of American life: the so-called epidemic of rape on campus. Authorities from Barack Obama on down have cited the phony statistic that one in five college women is raped. Phony because it's based on a 2007 survey conducted in two Midwestern schools not of a random sample, but of a small number of self-selected respondents and includes unwanted touching and kissing as "sexual assault." A Department of Justice survey released this month presents a different...
  • In WaPo, Jackie’s Friends Reject Key Parts of Rolling Stone’s Account

    12/10/2014 3:17:38 PM PST · by Perdogg · 12 replies
    NRO ^ | December 10, 2014 5:27 PM | By Charles C. W. Cooke
    Another day, another nail in the coffin of Rolling Stone’s now infamous tale. This afternoon, the Washington Post reports that Jackie’s three friends explicitly reject some key claims that were made about their behavior:
  • Rolling Stone’s Jackie Story Is Patently Ridiculous

    12/05/2014 5:34:47 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 3 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | December 5, 2014 | Leo McNeil
    A couple weeks ago Rolling Stone published an article about a 2012 gang rape that allegedly took place at a frat house at the University of Virginia. The article has come under scrutiny, largely because the writer never bothered to interview any of the alleged gang rapists or anyone else associated with the events of that night. It appears the writer only spoke with the alleged victim “Jackie.” Both conservative and liberal media members have questioned the article and its authenticity. The feminists are crying “rape denial” over a rape that was never reported to the police and likely didn’t...
  • After Rolling Stone Airs UVa Rape Claim, a Probe

    11/23/2014 7:12:04 AM PST · by Enterprise · 21 replies ^ | Nov 21, 2014 | John Johnson
    "Afterward, Jackie recalls how three of her friends decided not to bring her to the hospital. "She's gonna be the girl who cried 'rape,' and we'll never be allowed into any frat party again," said one, a female. Jackie eventually reported the case to the school's Sexual Misconduct Board, but not to police, and the allegations went nowhere."
  • 3 Mistakes Hannah Graham Made

    09/24/2014 6:17:26 AM PDT · by walford · 106 replies
    Townhall ^ | Sep 24, 2014 | Doug Giles
    Hannah Graham is straight-A, a second year University of Virginia student who has been missing since September 13th,2014. Typically, at this stage of the game it isn’t looking good for Hannah. Her parents, as you can imagine, are beyond crushed. As of yesterday, the police have issued a search warrant for Jesse Matthew, who cops think was the last person to see Hannah Graham before she vanished. Last weekend Mr. & Mrs. Graham held a press conference thanking law enforcement and volunteers for their search efforts and letting folks know that this is a ‘parents worse nightmare’ and that ‘it...
  • Missing girl's parents: Please help us

    09/22/2014 6:25:27 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | September 22 | Dana Ford
    The father of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham held up his daughter's favorite stuffed rabbit for reporters to see. ... "I believe Jesse Matthew was the last person she was seen with before she vanished off the face of the Earth," the police chief said. "We want to talk to him."
  • University of Pennsylvania Track Star Jumped to Death Over Grades: Family Friend

    01/22/2014 2:17:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    Madison Holleran, 19, was stressed about her 3.5 GPA in the weeks before she jumped from a parking garage in Philadelphia on Friday, the friend said. The freshman’s tragic death stunned friends and family in her hometown of Allendale, N.J.A beautiful and brainy University of Pennsylvania track star jumped to her death from a parking garage Friday after stressing out over grades, a family friend revealed Monday. Madison Holleran — a freshman at the Ivy League school who hails from Bergen County, N.J.— made dinner plans and sent messages to friends without a hint she was feeling suicidal, said family...
  • UMD student who nearly froze, cried when told about amputations [UPDATE]

    Original post (December 30) -- Around 9:30 a.m. on December 7, University of Minnesota-Duluth student Alyssa Jo Lommel, 19, was found nearly frozen to death on a neighbor's porch. She'd apparently spent the entire night outside while temperatures dropped as low as 17 below zero. THE BACKSTORY: UMD student Alyssa Jo Lommel tweeted about tequila shots before she was found freezing More than three weeks later, Lommel remains hospitalized. Her condition has been upgraded to fair, but according to her family, doctors still haven't told her how bad her injuries are. Her doctor "felt that today it would be good...
  • Liberty U. student shot and killed in confrontation with campus police

    11/19/2013 1:28:40 PM PST · by Q-ManRN · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 19, 2013 | Nick Anderson
    A 19-year-old Liberty University student was shot and killed early Tuesday at an off-campus women’s dormitory in a confrontation with a campus police officer. University officials said they had received reports that a male student attacked the officer with a sledgehammer in the dorm’s lobby. The incident occurred at about 4 a.m. at a hall known as Residential Annex II, on Albert Lankford Drive, a little more than three miles from the main campus. Lynchburg police said they responded to a call for help at 4:07 a.m. from the residence hall. “This appears to be an isolated incident and there...
  • Policy keeping girls off boys' wrestling team prevents 'undesired contact of sensual body parts,'

    11/12/2013 1:06:25 PM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 159 replies ^ | November 12, 2013 | John Beauge
    Full Title: Policy keeping girls off boys' wrestling team prevents 'undesired contact of sensual body parts,' says Line Mountain High School WILLIAMSPORT — The prospect of co-ed wrestling presents dilemmas, such as how an adult male coach demonstrates techniques on a middle school-aged female, the Line Mountain School District claims. That is one of the arguments the Northumberland County school district makes in urging U.S. Middle District Judge Matthew W. Brann not to make permanent the order he issued Oct. 31 that allowed a seventh-grade girl identified only as A.B. to sign up for the middle school wrestling team. The...
  • Cheerleading 'most dangerous sport for US women'

    09/15/2013 10:49:38 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 37 replies
    Cheerleading 'most dangerous sport for US women' Cheerleading causes two thirds of the very serious sports injuries suffered by girls in the United States and many concussions are not reported, according to a new study. By Nick Allen, Los Angeles 5:12PM BST 15 Sep 2013 Researchers found that the number of visits to casualty resulting from high school and college cheerleading injuries rose from 4,954 in 1980 to 26,786 in 2007. The sport accounted for around 66 per cent of "catastrophic" injuries – those resulting in permanent disability or medical conditions – to girls, research published in the Journal of...
  • Campus porn culture: a real “war on women”

    05/16/2013 11:35:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    live action ^ | Ashley Herzog
    If you’re not already following The College Fix, run by author and Yale alum Nathan Harden, you should be. It exposes the depraved, anti-woman atmosphere that dominates too many campuses. I interviewed Harden last year, after the debut of his book, Sex and God at Yale: Porn, Political Correctness, and a Good Education Gone Bad. An entire section of Harden’s book is titled “Yale’s War on Women.” He exposed how Yale women are constantly degraded on campus. They are valued for their looks, bodies, and sexual prowess – not their minds. They are often required to watch hardcore porn in...
  • Feminist Theories Offer Cold Comfort at 40

    05/04/2013 9:55:07 PM PDT · by grundle · 60 replies
    American Spectator ^ | May 3, 2013 | Marta H. Mossburg
    Feminists could not have created a better foil for themselves than Susan Patton. She is the woman who sent a letter to the Daily Princetonian in March advising female students to look for a mate in college because there would never be such a high concentration of well-educated, eligible men surrounding them. Patton, who graduated from Princeton University in 1977, urged the school’s young women to, “Find a husband on campus before you graduate.” For linking early marriage to happiness she was excoriated by an onslaught of Ivy League grads and their intellectual peers who labeled her everything from “elitist”...
  • College’s Husky Dog Logo Promotes Rape, Says Student (UCONN)

    04/26/2013 12:27:53 PM PDT · by drewh · 237 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1:21 04/26/2013
    The new logo for the University of Connecticut’s sports teams is a terrifying husky dog that calls to mind images of sexual assault, says one student. The new logo was unveiled last week, receiving mixed-to-negative reviews from UConn fans who preferred the older, cuter husky dog. But one student went much further, criticizing the new, meaner logo for being a pro-rape symbol. Ads by GoogleIn an open letter to UC President Susan Herbst, self-described feminist student Carolyn Luby wrote that the redesigned team logo will intimidate women and empower rape culture. UConn basketball coach Geno Auriemma said the logo “is...
  • US music student, 21, wins stalking order against pushy PARENTS who monitored her every move ...

    12/28/2012 7:44:29 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 56 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | December 27, 2012 | Lydia Warren
    A music theater student has won a stalking order against her parents who admitted they installed monitoring software on her computer and phone to ensure that she succeeded. David and Julie Ireland have been ordered to have no contact with their 21-year-old daughter - their only child - before September 23, 2013 and must keep 500 feet away from her at all times. The unusual case concerns Aubrey Ireland, a musical theater major who regularly fills lead roles at Cincinnati's prestigious College-Conservatory of Music and has made the Dean's List every quarter. Despite this success, her parents often drove 600...
  • Internet FAIL: The truth about that Tea Party sorority girl you saw on Facebook

    10/28/2012 4:05:23 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 23 replies
    AL.COM ^ | On October 26, 2012 at 6:00 AM, updated October 26, 2012 at 8:20 AM | Kyle Whitmire
    You might have seen the picture on the Internet. Depending on your political leanings, you might have even shared it.  As the story goes, a sorority girl at the University of Alabama, in some sort of political fit, scribbled a barely literate screed on the back of a pizza box. Amid the debris of a college dorm room, the young woman grits her teeth and scrunches her face as she holds up her homemade sign. A freshly used Sharpie is still between her fingers.   The pizza box says, "A VILLAGE SOMEWHERE IN KENIA IS MISSING THERE IDIOT!! NOBAMA...
  • Sandra Fluke Sparks Debate on Sexual Health of University Students

    03/06/2012 5:55:16 AM PST · by IbJensen · 16 replies
    Life Side News ^ | 3/5/2011 | Meg T McDonnell
    Thanks to Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke, the sex life of students, and women, has become the new hot topic of conversation. Called upon to testify for the defense of Democratic leaders and their HHS contraception mandate, Fluke, in essence, argued the case that "the health" of women takes precedence over religious liberty. It seems like an odd pairing: a health mandate focusing on contraceptives for women versus the notions of religious freedom, but these are the two debates brought to the fore in this argument. To be fair, the bulk of Fluke's testimony made claims for the necessity of...
  • Georgetown Student: Rush is Right

    03/05/2012 7:10:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 69 replies ^ | March 3, 2012 | Staff
    (Georgetown,DC) - Am I the only one at Georgetown who is not upset with Rush right now? His comments regarding Sandra Fluke, third year Law student at Georgetown University, are less outrageous when viewed in the real context of the debate on Obama’s mandate for religious institutions to include contraceptive coverage in their healthcare plans. Fluke, in her own testimony before a Democratic panel, pointed out that the University covered birth control pills when used for the treatment of a medical condition. This is the key to understanding Limbaugh’s comments. When used for medicinal purposes and healthcare, Georgetown has no...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Georgetown co-ed wanting to be paid for sex 'a slut,' 'a prostitute'

    02/29/2012 12:34:53 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 82 replies · 4+ views
    TheDC ^ | February 29, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    February 29, 2012 Limbaugh: Georgetown co-ed wanting to be paid for sex ‘a slut,’ ‘a prostitute’ (edit) Published: 3:20 PM 02/29/2012 inShare1 Email This Article Print This Article By Jeff Poor - The Daily Caller Bio | Archive | Email Jeff Poor Follow Jeff Poor Get Jeff Poor Feed Ads by Google Save on Body ArmorExclusive Sales With Great Quality Military Products. Join Now & Save On Tuesday, Georgetown law student and “reproductive rights activist” Sandra Fluke testified before the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee to explain the obstacles female students face in acquiring birth control. CNS News’...
  • Georgetown co-ed: Please pay for us to have sex … We’re going broke buying birth control

    At a hearing of the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee yesterday, a single witness — Georgetown law student and “reproductive rights activist” Sandra Fluke — told sympathetic policy-makers that the administration’s so-called contraception mandate should stand … because her peers are going broke buying birth control. “Forty percent of the female students at Georgetown Law reported to us that they struggled financially as a result of this policy (Georgetown student insurance not covering contraception),” Fluke reported. It costs a female student $3,000 to have protected sex over the course of her three-year stint in law school, according to her...
  • Jurors find Huguely guilty in Virginia lacrosse slaying

    02/22/2012 4:07:29 PM PST · by Perdogg · 12 replies
    Jurors on Wednesday found former University of Virginia lacrosse player George Huguely V guilty of second-degree murder in the death of his ex-girlfriend, NBC News reported. Huguely of Chevy Chase, Md., was charged in the death of 22-year-old Yeardley Love, whose body was found in the early hours of May 3, 2010.
  • Yale QB's Rhodes bid was suspended (ESPN reports on prohibited NYT story)

    01/27/2012 4:25:48 AM PST · by Scoutmaster · 10 replies ^ | January 26, 2012 |
    A Yale football player who said he withdrew from consideration for a Rhodes scholarship in order to prepare for his team's rivalry game against Harvard had in fact been informed his candidacy had been suspended, The New York Times reported. The Rhodes Trust had suspended quarterback Patrick Witt's candidacy when it learned, outside of official channels, that a female student had accused Witt of sexual assault in September, the newspaper reported. Witt had previously announced he had withdrawn his application because his interview for the prestigious scholarship was on the same day as Yale's game against Harvard, its ancient archrival....
  • Student upset PowerPoint sex list went viral

    10/03/2010 10:20:39 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 129 replies
    ninemsn ^ | Fri Oct 1 2010
    An American college student who published her sexual exploits as a PowerPoint presentation says she regrets any pain the list has caused after it was circulated on the internet. The mock-thesis, titled "An education beyond the classroom: excelling in the realm of horizontal academics", catalogues intimate details about 13 male students the author has slept with, including dirty talk transcripts and their overall rating out of 10. The presentation includes names and photos from Facebook and athletic action shots. Each man — all of them high-profile students — is scored along criteria that include physical attractiveness, penis size and talent...
  • We're No. 1! UGA tops party schools ranking

    08/02/2010 3:42:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | August 2, 2010
    ATLANTA — The University of Georgia won a national title this year — top party school. The Princeton Review announced Monday that Georgia is the No. 1 party school on its now infamous annual ranking. The school of about 30,000 students has been on the list 10 times since the ranking was created in 1992, but this is the first time the university has taken the top spot. For the campus — surrounded by nearly 100 bars in tiny downtown Athens — parties are just part of life from August to May each year. Many students gear up for the...
  • A Roommate is a Roommate? — Coming Soon to a Campus Near You (co-ed dorms)

    04/06/2010 9:38:05 PM PDT · by This Just In · 81 replies · 1,333+ views
    Albert Mohler blog ^ | April 6, 2010 | Dr. Albert Mohler
    A Roommate is a Roommate? — Coming Soon to a Campus Near You The rise of co-ed dorms is the inevitable result of a breakdown in all rationality about sex, gender, and sexuality. In this case, the movement is being pushed by activists who are all too clear about their agenda. Friday, March 26, 2010 Kayla Eland and Lindon Pronto are roommates at Pitzer College in California. They, along with students at a growing number of colleges and universities, are pioneering a new trend — co-ed roommates. The Los Angeles Times reports that Eland and Pronto “are not a couple...
  • A Roommate is a Roommate? – Coming Soon to a Campus Near You (new college trend -- co-ed roommates)

    03/27/2010 8:14:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies · 1,778+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 03/26/2010 | R Albert Mohler Jr.
    Kayla Eland and Lindon Pronto are roommates at Pitzer College in California. They, along with students at a growing number of colleges and universities, are pioneering a new trend – co-ed roommates. The Los Angeles Times reports that Eland and Pronto “are not a couple and neither is gay.” The paper adds, “They are just compatible roommates in a new, sometimes controversial, dormitory option known as gender-neutral housing that is gaining support at some colleges in California and across the nation.” The rise of co-ed dorms is the inevitable result of a breakdown in all rationality about sex, gender, and...
  • ACLU demands female student be allowed to take girlfriend, wear tuxedo to prom

    03/06/2010 9:59:46 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 54 replies · 1,465+ views ^ | March 5, 2010 | Matt Kailey
    The American Civil Liberties Union and the Mississippi Safe Schools Coalition have sent a letter demanding that Itawamba County School District officials reverse their decision to forbid a lesbian student from attending prom with her girlfriend and from wearing a tuxedo to the prom. Constance McMillen, a student at Itawamba Agricultural High School, said that school officials told her that she could not arrive at the prom with her girlfriend, also a student at IAHS, and that they might be thrown out if any other students complained about their presence. In addition, she was told that she would not be...
  • Medical Examiner Positively Identifies Remains as Morgan Harrington

    01/27/2010 10:10:18 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 5 replies · 880+ views
    WTVR ^ | 01/27/2010 | Catie Beck and Misti Davidson
    The state medical examiner has confirmed the remains found on an Albemarle County Farm Tuesday are those of Morgan Harrington. Virginia State Police say the confirmation was made using dental records provided by the family and say the investigation continues into the time and cause of death.... Lt. Joe Rader, the lead investigator in Harrington's disappearance, said the area where the remains were discovered had not been searched previously. He added that the missing person case was now most likely a homicide. He said investigators were combing the area carefully, saying it was "imperative to maintain the sanctity of the...
  • Harrington’s parents on way to scene of found remains

    01/26/2010 11:52:48 AM PST · by Dubya-M-Dees · 17 replies · 1,116+ views
    Culpeper Star Exponent ^ | 01/26/2010 | MGNS report
    The parents of Morgan D. Harrington, a 20-year-old Virginia Tech student missing since October, have been called to a farm off U.S. 29 south of Charlottesville, where police are investigating the discovery of skeletal remains.
  • Skeletal remains found in Albemarle County

    01/26/2010 12:29:13 PM PST · by freespirited · 4 replies · 605+ views
    Wapo ^ | 01/26/10 | Maria Glod
    Skeletal remains were found this morning in Albemarle County and police investigators are on the scene. Officials have not yet released details. But authorities and volunteers conducted multiple searches in the area after the Oct. 17 disappearance of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington. Harrington, 20, went missing outside a Metallica Concert at the University of Virginia's John Paul Jones Arena in nearby Charlottesville. We will update as we learn more. Here is the statement from Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller: "Virginia State Police and Albemarle County Police are currently on the scene of the discovery of skeletal remains in...
  • Parents of missing college student end vigil at Fla. campus

    01/23/2010 10:59:39 AM PST · by topfile · 88 replies · 2,496+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | January 23, 2010 | Travis Andersen
    The parents of Britney Gengel, the college student from Rutland still missing after the Jan. 12 eathquake in Haiti, returned home yesterday from a nine-day vigil at her Florida campus after hearing from the US State Department that the mission has shifted from rescue to recovery, leaving slim chances of finding any survivors. “They will start pulling the building apart layer by layer,’’ Leonard Gengel read from a statement yesterday at Logan International Airport, referring to the hotel where his 20-year-old daughter had been staying when the 7.0 earthquake hit. His voice breaking, he said, “We are asking our government...
  • Purdue’s original ‘Golden Girl’ dies at 73

    01/07/2010 3:43:23 PM PST · by muawiyah · 14 replies · 1,101+ views
    Purdue University Lafayette, Indiana ^ | December 28,2009 | Staff Writer
    Juanita Carpenter Richardson, 73, Purdue’s first Golden Girl, died in San Diego, CA, on Dec. 25, 2009, following a short illness. Director Emeritus of Bands Al G. Wright recruited Juanita to come to Purdue from Colorado and perform as a solo twirler with the “All-American” Marching Band in1954. Her blond hair, gold sequin costume and twirling talents combined to make her an instant fan favorite. She twirled two football seasons, in 1954 and 1955, but the name given to her - Purdue’s Golden Girl - created a tradition that continues to this day.
  • Morgan Harrington's friends hope to generate leads at Vinton parade

    12/03/2009 2:39:19 PM PST · by sevinufnine · 241+ views
    WDBJ7 ^ | 12/3/09 | not indicated
    Friends of the missing Virginia Tech student will be walking in the Vinton Christmas parade, which starts at 7 p.m......The 20 year old disappeared after going to a Metallica concert in Charlottesville on October 17.....Harrington was well known at the Roanoke office of Mental Health America, where she was a volunteer with the Forgotten Victims Group, which helps children of domestic violence. Harrington started volunteering there when she was in the eighth grade.....Some of the very people Harrington helped will be marching in the parade and passing out fliers about her disappearance. The group plans to pass out about 2,000...
  • Va. Military Institute faces sexism accusations

    11/22/2009 1:51:54 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 34 replies · 1,090+ views
    AP ^ | Nov. 22, 2009 | Sue Lindsey
    LEXINGTON, Va. — Virginia Military Institute is defending itself against a lengthy investigation into accusations that the school's policies are sexist and hostile toward female cadets, a dozen years after women won the right to enroll. The federal Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights has an ongoing investigation of a sex discrimination complaint at the small, state-supported school that so far has taken nearly a year and a half — three times longer than usual. Defenders say VMI has worked hard to recruit women and make them comfortable since the U.S. Supreme Court ordered co-education in 1997, but women...
  • Princeton opens some of its dorms to mixed-gender accommodations

    11/10/2009 2:04:14 PM PST · by Coleus · 11 replies · 664+ views
    star ledger ^ | 10.16.09
    -snip- Emily Rutherford, who is active in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered activisim on campus, had advocated for a policy last winter in a progressive campus magazine. These students, she said, especially transgendered students, may feel uncomfortable living with same-sex roommates. "Right now, students can approach the director of student life and have their needs accommodated, but that involves "coming out' and being stigmatized as someone with special needs," Rutherford said. "Making gender a nonissue in rooming removes that stigma for all LGBT students." -snip- Princeton's Anscombe Society, which seeks to promote traditional values on campus, criticized the university's approval...
  • Cambridge University Allows Muslim Students To Wear Burkhas Under Their Mortar Boards At Graduation

    10/30/2009 11:16:18 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies · 1,267+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | October 30th 2009
    Cambridge University Allows Muslim Students To Wear Burkhas Under Their Mortar Boards At Graduation By DAILY MAIL REPORTER 30th October 2009 Strict dress code: How a Muslim Cambridge University student might look at their graduation ceremony. Cambridge University is to allow female Muslim students to wear burkhas under their mortar boards at graduation ceremonies, it emerged today. The university has a strict dress code for the prestigious events at the city's Senate House, to which all students must adhere in order to graduate. The university website warns students that the code 'is strictly enforced at ceremonies, and if you do...
  • Metallica offers reward for missing fan (in Virginia- an additional $50G)

    10/26/2009 10:02:42 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 34 replies · 1,654+ views
    Yahoo! News (AFP) ^ | 10/26/2009 | n/a
    American heavy metal band Metallica has stumped up 50,000 dollars in reward money for a fan who disappeared at one of their concerts, a campaign website said Monday. Police have been searching for blond-haired, blue-eyed Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, 20, since she went missing from a Metallica concert in Charlottesville, Virginia on the evening of Saturday, October 17.... "The Band Metallica is also adding an additional 50,000 dollars to the reward bringing it to 150,000 dollars for Morgan's safe return or information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for Morgan's disappearance," it said....
  • Muslim student, 18, banned from college because she refuses to remove her burka

    10/23/2009 2:50:38 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies · 2,250+ views ^ | Oct. 23, 2009 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A burka-wearing student has been banned from enrolling at a college after staff claimed the Muslim garment was a barrier to ‘safety and communication’. Shawana Bilqes, 18, was forced to abandon her learning plans after she refused to remove the head-to-toe gown which reveals only her eyes. She had been asked to show her face as a check to avoid identity fraud in case she was posing as someone else. But when she explained she could not due to her religious belief she was forced off her Access course for an HE Diploma at Burnley College, Lancashire. Today Miss Bilqes...
  • Police: Va. college student vanished after concert [VT girl missing after attending concert at UVa.]

    10/20/2009 10:17:01 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 18 replies · 4,890+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-10-20
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police searched Tuesday for a Virginia Tech student who hasn't been seen since she was separated from her friends at a Metallica concert Saturday. Morgan Dana Harrington, 20, was last seen near the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville. Her parents said they talk to her every day and her disappearance is very out of character.
  • Should a white woman win a beauty contest at a Black University?

    10/18/2009 1:39:12 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 34 replies · 1,918+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 10/18/2009 | Moneyrunner
    The answer appears to be "no" according to her fellow students. Who's the racist? (click on the link for the video) We report, you decide.
  • Hampton's First Non-Black Homecoming Queen Causes Stir

    10/18/2009 2:06:07 AM PDT · by Lando Lincoln · 21 replies · 1,680+ views
    BV Black Spin ^ | 13 October 2009 | Abena Agyeman-Fisher
    Last Friday, Nikole Churchill became Hampton University's first non-black homecoming queen and the second non-black homecoming queen of any historically black college or university. Her crowning, by five judges, has caused controversy, as students and alumni debate whether Churchill deserves the distinction. The 22-year-old Churchill is Hawaiian, with an Italian mother and a father from Guam. According to WTKR, she was chosen out of 10 applicants in the competition and reportedly built her win on the platform of mentoring girls ages 11–14 on topics including "self-esteem, body image, teenage pregnancies and nutrition." No matter how strong her presentation, though, many...
  • College bans dorm sex with roommate around

    09/29/2009 3:18:34 PM PDT · by machogirl · 69 replies · 3,055+ views
    St. Louis Today ^ | September 29, 2009 | AP
    BOSTON - Sex in a dorm at Tufts University is fine. Sex in a Tufts dorm with your roommate there? That's a no-no. The Boston-area school has a new policy this semester banning sexual activity while a roommate is in the same room.
  • Hofstra 'victim' recants gang rape story (Will she be prosecuted??)

    09/16/2009 7:31:26 PM PDT · by GreaterSwiss · 26 replies · 2,113+ views
    NY Post ^ | 9/16/2009 | KIERAN CROWLEY and TOM LIDDY
    A Hofstra University student who accused a group of men of gang-raping her inside a campus dorm has recanted her tale, sources said. “She admitted it was consenual and the district attorney is dismissing the charges and releasing the suspects,” a law enforcement source told the Post. The accused men — Rondell Bedward, Jesus Ortiz, Kevin Taveras, Stalin Felipe — are expected to be released from custody as soon as tonight. The 18-year-old woman accused Ortiz of taking her cellphone around 3 a.m. Sunday at a frat party at on-campus club Hofstra USA. She claimed that she followed the man...
  • Annie Le - Missing Yale Student, Body Found

    09/13/2009 6:15:15 PM PDT · by KosmicKitty · 41 replies · 4,216+ views
    Fox News | 9/13/09 | Foxnews
    New Haven police just held a news conference. Saw on Fox News. They found the young woman's body at the Hartford Incinerator.