All posts by Charles Huckabee


5th North Seattle College Student Dies of Injuries Suffered in Collision

A fifth student at North Seattle College died on Sunday as a result of injuries suffered on Thursday when a Ride the Ducks tour vehicle collided with a charter bus that was carrying students to an orientation program, The Seattle Times reported.

The victim, a 20-year-old woman, had been in critical condition since the accident, a hospital spokeswoman said. Four other students died on Thursday. The bus was carrying students and employees of the college’s international program, and there were othe…


Bible-Carrying Group Disrupts DePauw U. With Shouts That Students Are Going to Hell

Protesters carrying Bibles and signs got into a tense confrontation with students at DePauw University on Wednesday after the protesters called out to students on the Greencastle, Ind., campus that they were going to hell for “unholy behaviors” like sex and partying, according to reports by The DePauw, a student-run newspaper, and D3TV, a student-run television station.


College of DuPage Trustees Void President’s Contract

The College of DuPage’s Board of Trustees narrowly voted on Thursday night to void the employment contract of the Illinois institution’s president, Robert L. Breuder, the Chicago Tribune reported. The deeply divided board voted 4 to 3 on the measure, which also declared Mr. Breuder an at-will employee, meaning he serves at the pleasure of the board and can be fired at any time.

That puts in jeopardy the $763,000 severance package that Mr. Breuder had negotiated with a previous board to retire i…


U. of California Appeals Ruling That Reversed a Suspension for Sexual Assault

The University of California has appealed a state court’s finding that UC-San Diego was unfair to a male student it held responsible for sexually assaulting another student, the Los Angeles Times reported. The accused student has continued to attend classes but had faced a suspension of one year and one quarter after campus investigators determined he had violated the university’s sex-offense policy for students.

In July, Judge Joel M. Pressman the California Superior Court in San Diego County r…


Report Blasts Mexican Government’s Handling of Case of 43 Missing Students

An international committee that has reviewed the Mexican government’s handling of the case of 43 college students who went missing after their arrests during a protest nearly a year ago said in a scathing report released on Sunday that there was no evidence to support the government’s conclusion that the students had been executed by a drug gang that then incinerated their bodies.

According to reports by The New York Times, Reuters, and other news outlets, the review also determined that federal…


Fight Over Cooper Union’s Decision to Charge Tuition Nears an End

A major battle over the future of the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art appears to be coming to an end, according to statements released on Tuesday by the prestigious Manhattan college’s Board of Trustees and a coalition of professors, alumni, and students who sued in 2014 to block the board’s plan to start charging undergraduate tuition.

Those groups and the office of the attorney general of New York State, which began investigating the board’s handling of the institution’…


West Point Professor Who Slammed Critics of War on Terror as Traitors Resigns

William C. Bradford, the law professor at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point who recently denounced scholarly critics of U.S. tactics against terrorism as traitors and “unlawful combatants,” has resigned from West Point, according to reports by The Atlantic and the blog Retraction Watch.

Retraction Watch said it had received a statement from West Point confirming that Mr. Bradford had resigned on Sunday. “He was hired on Aug. 1, 2015, and taught 5 lessons from Aug. 17-Aug 27,” the state…


Academics Who Criticize War on Terror Are ‘Lawful Targets,’ West Point Professor Says

Legal scholars who criticize U.S. tactics against terrorists are committing treasonous acts in support of an enemy, and they and the law schools that employ them should be regarded as “lawful targets” for military attacks, a law professor at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point argued in an article published recently by a student-edited law journal.

The article, “Trahison des Professeurs: The Critical Law of Armed Conflict / Academy as an Islamist Fifth Column,” appeared in the Spring/Summer …


Indian Scholar Who Criticized Idolatry Is Killed by Gunmen in His Home

Malleshappa Madivalappa Kalburgi, an Indian scholar whose criticism of idol worship had angered religious groups, was fatally shot on Sunday by two gunmen who entered his home, opened fire, and fled on a motorcycle, according to reports by The New York Times and the Indian news organization Firstpost.

The motive behind the killing was unknown, according to Ravindra Prasad, the police commissioner in Dharwad, a town in the state of Karnataka, in southwestern India.

Firstpost described Dharwad as …


Auburn Reversed Course on Cutting a Major Favored by Athletes

Auburn University was on the verge of scuttling a low-enrollment, unpopular academic major in 2013, but changed course after the athletics department weighed in, The Wall Street Journal reports.

According to documents and emails reviewed by the newspaper, the provost had recommended suspending the program, called public administration, in 2012. The political-science faculty, which oversaw the program, agreed that it contributed little to the academic mission of the university and voted 13-to-0 t…