Controversial ‘viewpoint’ survey sent to Florida’s colleges draws criticism from faculty
The survey is in response to HB 233 signed into law in 2021 by Governor DeSantis, who, at the time, claimed universities were prone to suppressing certain political viewpoints, though he did not cite any specific examples or elaborate on which viewpoints were being suppressed.
Columbia College deletes listing for housekeeper in president’s house after union members apply
Staff at Columbia College, frustrated after almost three years of contract negotiations with their employer, decided to make a point by applying for a part-time housekeeping position at the president's house.chicagotribune.com
Myanmar protesters injured as police escalate use of force
An injured protester is escorted as police tried to disperse a demonstration against the military coup in Mandalay, Myanmar, Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. (AP Photo)YANGON – Myanmar security forces cracked down on anti-coup protesters in the country's second-largest city on Friday, injuring at least three people, two of whom were shot in the chest by rubber bullets and another who suffered a wound on his leg. The man with an injured leg was later photographed in a cast that stretched from his foot to his knee. Earlier in the day, security forces in Yangon fired warning shots and beat truncheons against their shields while moving to disperse more than 1,000 anti-coup protesters. Security forces chased the protesters off the main road and continued to pursue them in the nearby lanes, as some ducked into houses to hide.
Citing pandemic, Greece bans protests for a week
University students gather during a rally against educational reforms as the banner reads "The students are not criminals" in Athens, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. About 1,500 students took part in two separate protests against government's plans to set up a state security division at university campuses and time limits set for the completion of degree courses. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)ATHENS – Greece’s center-right government on Tuesday imposed a weeklong ban on public protests attended by more than 100 people, angering left-wing political opponents. The ban follows student demonstrations against plans by the government to police university campuses. The protest ban ends Feb. 1.
Greek police clash with protesters over campus police plan
University students clash with riot police during a rally in Athens, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. Police have used tear gas to disperse crowds at a rally in the Greek capital organized to protest plans to set up a state security division at university campuses. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)ATHENS – Police have used tear gas to disperse crowds at a rally in Athens organized to protest plans to set up a state security division at university campuses. The government plans to set up a campus police division and limit entrance to university grounds to students, academic staff, employees and guests. Under the proposed changes, university entrance requirements will also be amended and time limits will be set for the completion of degree courses.
Jacksonville to get new Veterans Affairs facility
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – During his rally Thursday night at Cecil Field, President Donald Trump announced a new Veterans Affairs facility would be coming to Jacksonville. News4Jax has learned the Southpoint and University locations will be replaced by the new facility. The new location, which has yet to be announced, will be approximately 164,000 square feet. It will have primary care, mental health, onsite radiology, optometry and audiology services. The location on Jefferson Street in Springfield will continue to operate.
College students head back to campus at three major Jacksonville campuses
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. On campus classes are starting again at University of North Florida, Jacksonville University, and Edward Waters College this morning. UNF is requiring masks at all times for students, including outdoors. University officials are also requiring students use a daily self-screening tool. RELATED: Pandemic protocols: College students under new process for move-in dayAt Jacksonville University, students and staff are sticking to three commonly cited guidelines to prevent the potential spread of coronavirus. Keep 6 feet of physical distance between yourself and othersWear face coveringsWash your hands frequentlyEd Waters College established protocols for students living on campus who test positive for the virus.
Man killed overnight at University Boulevard apartment complex
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man was found shot and killed early Friday morning in the courtyard of an apartment complex on University just north of Beach Boulevard, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. Police believe the gunman left in a vehicle, but they don’t have any description of the suspect or the vehicle. Homicide detectives said officers and Jacksonville Fire Rescue arrived at the University Place apartment complex on University Boulevard just before 3:30 a.m. to find a man suffering from several gunshot wounds. Police are interviewing the witness who called 911, trying to learn if the person called during the shooting or after. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500 or email JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org.
The market is rebounding on hope for a treatment, new index tracking coronavirus-drug makers shows
A new CNBC index that tracks the stock performance of companies working on a coronavirus cure shows just how closely the broader stock market rebound is pegged to a viable Covid-19 treatment or vaccine. The S&P 500 and the CNBC Covid-19 Testing & Treatments Index have moved in near lockstep since the market bottomed on March 23. A look at their movement since the March bottom reveals the S&P 500 and the Covid-19 index tend to rise and fall at the same time. The index jumped 2% on Monday as the S&P 500 gained 1.3%. CNBC's Covid-19 Testing & Treatments Index is equal-weighed and currently comprised of 29 companies that are working on testing and treating the novel coronavirus.cnbc.com
University revokes Donald Trump's honorary degree
In the wake of his controversial plan to ban Muslims from entering the U.S., Robert Gordon University in Scotland is revoking an honorary degree it awarded Donald Trump in 2010. The school says that the Republican candidate's statements are incompatible with the university's standards. CBSN's Contessa Brewer has more details.cbsnews.com
University honors victims of deadly balloon crash at commencement
University honors victims of deadly balloon crash at commencement It was a somber commencement at the University of Richmond as two staff members from the school, along with a pilot, perished when the hot air balloon they were aboard crashed. Witnesses say the balloon clipped a power line, caught fire and crashed. Mark Albert reports.cbsnews.com