December 6, 2009

News From Other Schools, In Brief

The Vassar Bubble can be a small one, so here are some noteworthy news stories from some other schools.

New York State prevents Columbia's planned expansion. According to The New York Times, the state is blocking Columbia's planned expansion in West Harlem of 17 acres after a court ruled that such a plan was unconstitutional. The plan would have cost $6.3 billion.
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Falsely accused Wesleyan shooter is suing. According to the Hartford Courant, a Cornell professor named Stephen Morgan is suing the school because his photograph was initially released as the shooter in last year's incident, rather than that of the actual Stephen Morgan who was eventually arrested. The professor claims he has suffered "humiliation, mental anguish and emotional distress."
More from Wesleying.

Nick Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn will give Middlebury commencement address. According to Middlebury's paper, The Campus, in 1990, Kristof and WuDunn became the first couple to receive a Pulitzer Prize, which they won for their report on Tianamen Square. In 2006, Kristof won another Pulitzer Prize for his report on Darfur.
More from Midd Blog.

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