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‘It could be someone in my class’: US university rocked by hate incidents

More than a dozen hate incidents at Syracuse University in upstate New York have created a climate of fear among students and tough questions for the schools leaders Its a university, it says, for those wanting a quintessential college experience, and which dozen hate incidents involving racist and antisemitic slurs have created a climate of fear for students and some faculty. Nathena Murray, a sophomore, told the Guardian: Just knowing that theres people who have such hatred toward people who look like me I have found myself having to look…

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Kansas: charges dropped against student accused of falsely reporting rape

Three felony counts dropped over concerns case could discourage survivors from reporting their attack, district attorney said Prosecutors are dropping all charges against a University of Kansas student accused of falsely reporting a rape, saying they fear publicity surrounding the case could discourage sexual assault victims from coming forward. Douglas county district attorney Charles Branson said on Monday three felony counts of making a false report were dropped after much discussion. His office believed in the merits of the case, he said, but the cost to our community and the…

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More than 900 quarantined amid measles fears at Los Angeles universities

Students and faculty at two schools have been exposed as number of US measles cases hits 25-year high More than 900 students and staff members at two Los Angeles universities were quarantined on campus or sent home this week in one of the most sweeping efforts yet by public health authorities to contain the spread of measles in the US, where cases have reached a 25-year high. By Friday afternoon, two days after Los Angeles county ordered the precautions, about 200 of those affected had been cleared to return after…

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Dr Dre says daughter got into USC ‘all on her own’ then fans point out $70m donation

Dre deletes Instragam picture after fans remind him of donation to USC in 2013 to create academy for arts, technology and business Dr Dre has never been afraid to rap his own praises. He claimed on college admissions scandal, in which a number of wealthy parents, including Desperate Housewives actor Felicity Huffman, paid thousands of dollars to generate fake SAT scores and athletic achievements for their children so they could get into prestigious colleges. Many of those charged are likely to serve custodial sentences. Fans were quick to point out…

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