South Carolina suspends 3 freshman after 1 reportedly arrested on weapons charges
South Carolina suspended three freshman football players indefinitely on Friday after one of them was arrested on weapons charges overnight, according to The State's Ben Portnoy. The former is listed on the South Carolina statehouse's website as a felony. The records reportedly show Rhames was booked at midnight. Rhames, Rose and a juvenile are reportedly listed as suspects in the alleged incident. Rhames is reportedly still in jail as of Friday afternoon, with his first court appearance scheduled for March 31 and bond set at $10,000.wftv.com
Virginia RB Mike Hollins opens up about surviving mass shooting: 'I wasn't going down without a fight'
Virginia running back Mike Hollins opened up about the shooting he survived at the University last month on Thursday morning. But I just knew I wasn't goin' down without a fight." It was just like a numb look," Hollins said. "But I just knew I wasn't going down without a fight. Hollins said he didn’t know his three teammates had died in the shooting until two days later, as he went right into surgery.wftv.com
Big 12 Commissioner Brett Yormark Visits UCF For The First Time — KnightNews.com
Big 12 Commissioner Bretty Yormark dropped into Orlando Wednesday to visit UCF ahead of the University’s move to join the power five conference in July of 2023. AdvertisementUCF will leave the American Athletic Conference next year and join the Big 12 on July 1, 2023. Yormark held a press conference after his tour around the campus where Mohajir gifted the Big 12 Commissioner with a #12 personalized black and blue SpaceU jersey that the team wore in its dominant win over Temple earlier this month. “We’re thrilled that the UCF family will be officially joining the Big 12,” Yormark said. They’re all excited about being part of the Big 12.”It was a pleasure hosting you and your team today, Commissioner Yormark 🤝Can’t wait to have you in The City Beautiful for a game on the hardwood!knightnews.com
Students' 'anti-cheating hats' during exams in the Philippines go viral
University students in the Philippines went viral for creating their own “anti-cheating hats” and wearing them during examinations. Students at Bicol University College of Engineering in Legazpi City, Bicol, were tasked to design their own hats to prevent themselves from cheating during their midterm exams. Mary Joy Mandane-Ortiz, a faculty member of the university, took inspiration from a Thai university that previously sparked backlash for requiring its students to wear horse blinder-like contraptions on their heads to prevent cheating.news.yahoo.com
UCF Cancels Classes due to Hurricane Ian aftermath — KnightNews.com
The University sent out a statement this afternoon letting students know that another day of classes has been cancelled due to the aftermath of damage and flooding around the UCF community from Hurricane Ian. We will provide additional updates on Friday, Sept. 30, on our reopening plans. Read the full update 👇 — UCF (@UCF) September 29, 2022The UCF Police Department sent out a #UCFAlert this afternoon letting students know that all classes on Saturday Oct. 1 are now canceled. UCF said the university is currently reviewing a timeline of when to resume classes and are planning to provide additional updates at some point Friday Sept. 30 what the reopening plans look like. All academic assignments from both in-person and online classes will be suspended until classes resume.knightnews.com
Family Weekend cancelled as University provides Need-to-Know Hurricane Ian Updates — KnightNews.com
Full update 👇 — UCF (@UCF) September 27, 2022Family Weekend, which had a list of scheduled activities for Friday September 30 through Sunday October 2 have now all been cancelled according to a statement by UCF. Advertisement“As of today, September 27 at 2:00pm EST, all Family Weekend activities are now canceled,” the University said in a statement. Please refer to the Emergency Closure knowledge article for instructions and graphics related to how to report emergency closure time off in Workday. Exempt/salaried employees (including faculty) do not need to report emergency closure time off. Exempt essential workers must use the Emergency Closing Worked category to track time worked during the emergency closure.knightnews.com
UCF Cancels Classes, Closes University in Anticipation of Hurricane Ian — KnightNews.com
UCF took to its social media to announce that all classes will be cancelled with the university closing its campuses from Wednesday Sept. 28 through Friday Sept. 30 in anticipation of Hurricane Ian. Hurricane Ian Update:Classes are canceled Wednesday, Sept. 28, through Friday, Sept. 30. The university will close for operations Wednesday, Sept. 28, and Thursday, Sept. 29. For students, this means that all assignments from in-person and online classes are be suspended beginning Sept. 28 until classes resume. If you need more information on how to prepare for Hurricane Ian and keep up to date with its projections click on the two websites below.knightnews.com
UCF, Addition Financial extend naming rights for 12 more years — KnightNews.com
UCF and Addition Financial Credit Union have reached an agreement to extend its naming rights partnership for the on-campus arena for another 12 years. We're excited to extend our partnership with @theadditionfi! “We’ve had a partnership with Addition Financial for nearly a decade, and we’re excited that Kevin Miller and the Addition Financial Board have agreed to extend our relationship for an additional 12 years,” Mohajir said. “Addition Financial is proud to continue our longstanding partnership with UCF Athletics and to align with Orlando’s hometown teams” Miller said. The Addition Financial Arena is home to the Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams and hosts concerts, special events and graduations for the University.knightnews.com
Tributes paid to Northern Ireland peacemaker David Trimble
Britain Trimble FILE - Northern Irish Nobel Peace Prize laureate David Trimble attends during the opening ceremony of the 15th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates at the University in Barcelona, Spain, Nov. 13, 2015. David Trimble helped end decades of violence in Northern Ireland by shunning his hardline unionist past and negotiating with a former foe in pursuit of a goal they both shared: Peace. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, file) (Manu Fernandez)LONDON — (AP) — David Trimble helped end decades of violence in Northern Ireland by shunning his hardline unionist past and negotiating with a former foe in pursuit of a goal they both shared: Peace. After moving to the Ulster Unionist Party, he became leader of what was then the largest unionist party in 1995. And he did it, and he carried it.”In his Nobel speech, Trimble told his audience not to fear the future.wftv.com
UCF to Rehire Professor Fired for Misconduct in the Classroom After Arbitrator’s Decision — KnightNews.com
Hard on the heels of global protests against police brutality in the Summer of 2020, Negy’s tweets sent shockwaves throughout the nation after he alleged that “[b]lack privilege is real: Besides affirm. [B]ecause we’re never gonna solve these racial inequalities, we’re always going to be fighting with each other if we don’t have these brutalconversations” (per Fox 35 Orlando). Negy’s attorney, Samantha Harris, stated that the “[University] ha[d] violated his First Amendment rights. The treatment of him has just been outrageous and it’s unlawful” (per Fox 35 Orlando). However, [it is] obligated to follow the arbitrator’s ruling.” This all but confirms Negy’s statements on Fox 35 Orlando, meaning that the fired professor could be back as early as this coming Fall, but an official return date hasyet to be announced.knightnews.com
LSU fires Wade, citing NCAA probe and 'shroud of negativity'
Alabama LSU Basketball LSU head coach Will Wade walks along the bench in the first half an NCAA college basketball game against Alabama in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, March 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) (Gerald Herbert)LSU has fired men's basketball coach Will Wade for cause amid “serious” allegations of NCAA violations, the university announced Saturday in a joint statement from its president and athletic director. The firing comes the day after LSU was bounced from the Southeastern Conference Tournament by Arkansas, 79-67, in a quarterfinal game on Friday night. LSU went 22-11 this season (9-9 in the SEC) and could receive a bid to a national postseason tournament. Wade, 39, was hired by LSU in 2017 after a successful two-year stint at VCU.wftv.com
Oklahoma school ordered to reinstate transgender professor
OKLAHOMA CITY — (AP) — A university in southeast Oklahoma that was found to have discriminated against a transgender English professor must reinstate the professor with tenure, a federal appeals court ruled. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on Monday ordered professor Rachel Tudor to be reinstated with tenure at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, and ordered a lower court to recalculate how much pay and attorney fees she is entitled to. A federal jury in Oklahoma City previously awarded Tudor more than $1 million after finding the university discriminated against her and wrongfully denied her tenure. But the trial court later reduced that award because of a $300,000 state cap on non-economic damages. The Oklahoma attorney general's office, which represented the university, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.wftv.com
University finds missing Dorothy dress from ‘The Wizard of Oz’
University finds missing Dorothy dress from ‘The Wizard of Oz’ For nearly 50 years, rumors swirled about Catholic University of America regarding the alleged presence of an authentic piece of film history. WASHINGTON — For nearly 50 years, rumors swirled about Catholic University of America regarding the alleged presence of an authentic piece of film history. Even Matt Ripa, lecturer and operations coordinator for the university’s drama department, had searched extensively - and unsuccessfully - for the mythical blue-and-white checked gingham dress worn by Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale in 1939′s “The Wizard of Oz,” Smithsonian Magazine reported. Needless to say, I have found many interesting things in Hartke during my time at Catholic University, but I think this one takes the cake!” he added. According to the university, the dress had been gifted in 1973 to Rev.wftv.com
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
Daytona Beach police respond to shooting Saturday afternoon
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Police shut down a section a section of road after a shooting Saturday afternoon in Daytona Beach. The shooting occurred in the area of North Atlantic Avenue and the suspect’s vehicle was spotted near University and Halifax. TRAFFIC ALERT: North Halifax Ave between Jessamine and University shut down as part of a shooting investigation. pic.twitter.com/rMfFAo4RNf — Daytona Beach Police (@DaytonaBchPD) June 12, 2021An annual truck meet is bringing large numbers of drivers and visitors to the Daytona Beach area. Read: Main Street bridge access restricted to those with special pass in Daytona BeachEarlier Saturday, Daytona Beach police announced the Main Street Bridge is restricted to those with a special pass due to crowds.wftv.com
Catholic group founding conservative university in Warsaw
WARSAW, Poland — (AP) — An increasingly influential Polish Catholic legal institute which lobbied for the recent restriction of abortion rights in Poland is planning to open an international university in Warsaw, seeking to educate a new generation of conservative lawyers. The institute, Ordo Iuris, plans to announce details of its project at an inaugural conference Friday in Warsaw. It also is an area where Ordo Iuris and other conservative groups have been working. Ordo Iuris is widely viewed with suspicion by LGBT and women's rights groups as it pushes an agenda which they see as extremist. Ordo Iuris members say the group has been unfairly portrayed by activists and the media.wftv.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.
Bethune-Cookman pivots to virtual learning for rest of fall semester
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – Students at Bethune-Cookman will pivot to virtual learning for the rest of the fall semester amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to University President Dr. E. LaBrent Chrite said. The Florida Department of Health is reporting 12,567 people in Volusia County have tested positive for the virus. Classes for students will be online only for the rest of the semester. Students may remain on campus until Nov. 20, but they are encouraged to take virtual classes from home if they can. At this time a decision on students returning to in-person learning for the spring semester has not been made at this time.
SEC reschedules Florida vs. Missouri game
The Southeastern Conference has rescheduled the Oct. 24 Florida vs. Missouri football game, according to officials with the Gators. The University said the game will now be at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 31 and the game will air on the SEC Network Alternate channel. Earlier in the week 19 players and coaches tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a report from the Associated Press. [RELATED: SEC postpones Florida-LSU game as Gators deal with COVID-19 outbreak]The Gators were supposed to play against the LSU Tigers on Oct. 17, the Florida vs. LSU game will now be on Dec. 12. Florida is currently the No.
UCF SG President: COVID-19 testing ‘focusing on a single group is unacceptable’
The controversy surrounding UCF’s decision to target Greek life for random COVID-19 testing is causing concerns among the university’s top student leaders. Advertisement“Specifically focusing on a single group is unacceptable,” La Rosa said. “The effects of COVID-19 are very real at UCF, and efforts to control the spread are paramount at this moment,” Farrow said. “… A random testing policy should have been in effect before students arrived at the beginning of the semester,” Farrow said. The College Republicans said the announcement of random testing — that started on Monday with individuals who reside in on-campus fraternities or sororities houses — should be disturbing to those who advocate for student equality.knightnews.com
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