7 Mar 2018
Police: Teen attempted to detonate explosive device at Pine View, researched ISIS
Police said a homemade explosive device was the item discovered in a backpack at Pine View High School Monday that forced the evacuation of the school. Police said if the device had detonated, it would have caused significant injury or death. Police have a suspect in custody.
The suspect was arrested and faces charges of manufacture, possession, sale, use or attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. More charges may be pending, according to police.
It was determined that if the device had detonated, it would have caused significant injury or death.
During the interview with investigators, the suspect admitted to taking the American flag down and replacing it with an ISIS flag at Hurricane High School.
Wow… I read some teens saw a backpack with smoke coming out and notified authorities in the school.
1 Mar 2018
College dropout refuses to leave her dorm room – NY Post, 2018/02/28
Hunter College is waging a court battle to evict a stubborn student who refuses to leave her dorm room some two years after dropping out.
Delaware native Lisa S. Palmer — who has not paid rent since 2016 — refuses to leave Room E579 at the school’s 425 E. 25th St. co-ed dormitory, according to an eviction lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court.
The 32-year-old “racked up a staggering $94,000 in unpaid residence hall charges on account of her continued occupancy, all the while ignoring Hunter College’s service of additional vacate notices,” said the suit.
“I plan on fighting the lawsuit and while I fight it, I’m going to stay,” Palmer told The Post from outside her messy, 100-square-foot single, which is adorned with a lava lamp, a dream catcher and piles of dirty dishes.
4 Jan 2018
This is how we learn what’s in the tax bill. We get little snipets here and there…
Losing Students, Private Schools Try to Change – Wall Street Journal, 2017/12/29
The Republican tax overhaul, signed into law last week, is expected to help families with children in private schools by providing a new tax break, possibly helping with enrollment.
The bill expands the use of Section 529 savings plans beyond college to allow up to $10,000 to be spent annually on tuition and qualified expenses for elementary or secondary public or private schools
Some supporters of public schools fret that the expansion of these accounts could shrink the public-school population and funding. But private school supporters—who broadly support the change—also agree it will primarily benefit wealthier families who can afford to save money for their children’s education.
“It’s a step in the right direction,” Education Secretary Betsy DeVos told reporters earlier this month. “But it doesn’t address the needs of parents who are from lower incomes and does not empower them in significant ways.”
5 Jul 2017
2017/07/02 – Responding to whistleblower’s claims, Duke admits research data falsification – Durham Herald Sun
In-house investigators at Duke University believe a former lab tech falsified or fabricated data that went into 29 medical research reports, lawyers for the university say in their answer to a federal whistleblower lawsuit against it.
Duke’s admissions concern the work of Erin Potts-Kant, and a probe it began in 2013 when she was implicated in an otherwise-unrelated embezzlement. The lawsuit, from former lab analyst Joseph Thomas, contends Duke and some of its professors used the phony data to fraudulently obtain federal research grants.
The committee reviewed at least 36 research reports, and in many cases found that she’d tinkered with data before sending it along other investigators. In a few, she simply made things up, Duke said.
Duke, UNC, and NC State received EPA grants over $100 million to each school based on this bogus information.
These are the experts that people quote for information and policy purposes. I know they are all not dishonest, but some of them are.
25 May 2017
Eric Clanton is a college professor who is among those who run around with masks and protest and cause damage. He had been evading police for awhile.
2017/05/24 – Berkeley: College professor arrested as assault suspect – East Bay Times
Eric Clanton, 28, was being held on $200,000 bail after he was booked into Berkeley City Jail Wednesday evening. He was arrested on suspicion of use of a firearm during a felony with an enhancement clause and assault with a non-firearm deadly weapon.
Clanton faces a 9 a.m. Friday arraignment hearing at Oakland’s Wiley W. Manuel courthouse.
Here’s why he has been arrested.
2017/05/24 – Police arrest Eric Clanton after bike lock assaults during Berkeley protests – Berkeleyside
Eric Clanton, a former teacher at Diablo Valley College, was arrested by Berkeley police on Wednesday on suspicion of three counts of assault with a deadly weapon identified as a U-lock bike lock, and one of those assaults is alleged to have caused a significant injury.
6 Mar 2017
Silicon Valley high school makes $24million in the Snapchat IPO five years after a parent convinced it to invest $15,000 in seed money – UK Daily Mail
A California high school has made millions of dollars from the initial public offering of shares in Snap Inc., the company behind the Snapchat photo messaging application.
The board of the Saint Francis high school in Mountain View agreed to invest $15,000 in seed money in Snap Inc. in 2012, when the company was just getting started.
The school says they sold two-thirds of their 2.1million Class A shares at $17 each, to raise $24 million. The remaining 700,000 shares that they held onto are now worth more than $17million, after the stock closed at $24.48 a share on Thursday.
This is a private Roman Catholic school that decided to do this. The results are extreme, but modest investments could be methods to lower tuition costs for some who may not have the money to attend private schools.
2 Mar 2017
Former Harvard Admins Accused Of Stealing $110K From Disabled Students To Buy Sex Toys, Gadgets – The Daily Caller
Harvard Law Administrators Accused Of Stealing Money Meant For Students With Disabilities – CBS Boston
In a criminal complaint the I-Team obtained, Harvard University police allege Meg DeMarco, 33, and Darris Saylors, 32, used the funds to purchase laptops, iPads, DVDs, jewelry, and even a few X-rated items. In all, the police investigation said the women stole about $110,000.
Both DeMarco and Saylors resigned from their positions at the Dean of Students office while a lengthy police investigation ensued.
Apparently this took place in November 2013 and was revealed in an audit.