Local / Virginia

‘You are not American’: ODU professor apologizes for email

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — An Old Dominion University statistics professor has apologized for telling a group of faculty, administrators and graduate students in an email that they “are not American” if they didn’t attend any of a series of upcoming events centered around diversity. The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/2kZnZ1g ) reports that associate professor Norou Diawara sent … Continue reading

Iran releases Canadian-Iranian professor held since June
Canada & the Atlantic / Middle East

Iran releases Canadian-Iranian professor held since June

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A Canadian-Iranian retired professor was released from prison on “humanitarian grounds” and flown out of Iran on Monday, state media reported, ending her months of detention alongside other dual nationals swept up by hard-liners in the security services. Homa Hoodfar returned to Canada via Oman, a brief report on the state-run … Continue reading