College Shorts

By Emily Singer

Student at University of Maryland is stabbed to death (The Baltimore Sun)

University of Maryland, Eastern Shore (UMES) junior biology major Edmond St. Clair was stabbed to death on the University’s campus during a fight last weekend.

St. Clair was driving with his brother and friend when they came across three men standing in the middle of the road, refusing to move. The 21-year-old St. Clair exited his car to talk to the men and was subsequently stabbed in the heart.

State police are currently investigating police response times to the incident, as St. Clair’s family has asserted that campus police took an extended period of time to arrive on the scene of the attack.

The stabbing of St. Clair occurred less than one week after an apparent murder-suicide left two students dead in College Park, M.D.


Obama to deliver address at Morehouse College (The Atlanta-Journal Constitution)

A White House official has announced that President of the United States Barack Obama will deliver the commencement address at Morehouse College this spring. Morehouse is an all-male, historically black school in Atlanta, Ga. Martin Luther King Jr. is counted among Morehouse’s celebrated alumni.

“The president’s life story trumpets an ethic that we try to instill in all Morehouse men, namely excellence without apology or compromise,” said Morehouse College President John Silvanus Wilson Jr.

The President’s visit to Morehouse coincides with the 50th anniversary of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and the centennial anniversary of Morehouse College changing its name from Atlanta Baptist College in 1913.

Last year, President Obama gave commencement addresses at Barnard College in New York and Colorado’s Air Force Academy, but has not yet announced additional commencement speeches planned for this year.


Professor bans Fox News (The Huffington Post)

Professor of Political Science at West Virginia’s West Liberty University, Stephanie Wolfe, issued a ban on using Fox News as a source for class assignments. Calling the news network’s conservative bias cringe-inducing, Wolfe included both Fox and The Onion on a list of sources not to be cited in her course.

After receiving criticism from students and their parents alike, Wolfe has revoked her ban on Fox News.

“This is a case where we obviously have a concern, because as much as we will protect the academic freedom of the professor, we’ll also protect the academic freedom of our students to go out and find as many sources as possible,” West Liberty University President Robin Capehart announced during an appearance on a local Fox News station.