Governor and First Lady Northam test positive for COVID-19
Health / Virginia

Governor and First Lady Northam test positive for COVID-19

RICHMOND, Sept. 25, 2020—On Wednesday evening, Governor Ralph Northam and First Lady Pamela Northam were notified that a member of the Governor’s official residence staff, who works closely within the couple’s living quarters, had developed symptoms and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19. Both the Governor and First Lady received PCR nasal swab tests yesterday afternoon, … Continue reading

Campus Life / Education

Oregon professor under fire for wearing blackface at party 

Law School Dean Michael Moffitt said the unidentified professor has been placed on administrative leave pending the completion of a civil rights investigation, The Register-Guard reported (https://is.gd/qaNjMy). “The use of blackface, even in jest at a Halloween party, is patently offensive and reinforces historically racist stereotypes,” university President Michael Schill wrote in an email he … Continue reading

Jail for 9 of 10 ex-educators in Atlanta test-cheating case
Campus Life / Education / Lifestyle / National / U.S. News

Jail for 9 of 10 ex-educators in Atlanta test-cheating case

ATLANTA (AP) — All but one of 10 former Atlanta public school educators convicted in a widespread conspiracy to inflate student scores on standardized tests were sentenced to jail time Tuesday, April 14 and the judge called the cheating scandal “the sickest thing that’s ever happened in this town.” Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jerry … Continue reading

Education / Health / Lifestyle

Medical pot proposal passes first test in conservative Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A panel of Utah lawmakers gave initial approval Thursday, February 26 to a proposal that would allow residents of the conservative state who have chronic and debilitating diseases to consume edible medical marijuana products. The legislation forbids the smoking of marijuana, but allows businesses to grow marijuana and sell pot-infused … Continue reading