Reading from the Voice Media empire: College administrators recently decided to rescind an honorary degree bestowed more than a century ago on former school president William Slocum, and the stripping of his name from a campus building. These moves were made because of what the institution’s board of trustees describe as “overwhelming and uncontroverted evidence that Slocum engaged in instances of sexual misconduct and egregious sexual assault while he was president of the college.” Westword has the story.
Reading from the Voice Media empire: The principal at an urban high school who retired last September after a video of cheerleaders screaming as they were being forced into splits is among five people, including four current administrators, charged with failing to report an alleged rape of a female student by a male pupil. Probable cause statements in the case, which is unrelated to the cheerleader scandal, tell a heartbreaking tale about disturbing revelations, persistent bullying, lingering pain and bureaucratic actions and inactions that prosecutors consider to be criminal. Westword has the story.
Reading from the Voice Media empire: Many municipalities around the country have enacted so-called breed-specific bans generally targeted against pit bulls or dogs with similar lineage. But the dogs most likely to bite near one area that considered a change in its code weren’t pits, but much more popular breeds. Westword has the story.
Reading from the Voice Media empire: What happened to Yevaeh Patrick-Moon, age nine, involves a potential crime. Lynthia Washington, the grandmother of two young girls who accompanied Yevaeh to the hotel, was arrested and subsequently charged with child abuse — negligently causing death. She was supposed to be supervising the children at the pool but was allegedly nowhere to be found when Yevaeh sank beneath the waters for the final time. Westword has the story.