STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Brenden Ross Named To Deans List At Norwich University

first_imgNORTHFIELD, VT — Brenden Mark Ross, of Wilmington, was named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2018 semester at Norwich University.Full-time undergraduate students, who earned a semester grade point average of at least 3.0 and had no failures in the previous Fall or Spring semester are awarded Dean’s List honors.About Norwich UniversityNorwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates  traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning  programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees.Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of the nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC).(NOTE: The above announcement is from Norwich University.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s Halliday Named To Dean’s List At Norwich UniversityIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 3 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Regis CollegeIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 5 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At University Of MaineIn “Education”last_img read more

2 teenagers killed amid AL infighting

first_imgLocation of Mohammadpur in Dhaka. Photo: Google Map ScreenshotTwo teenage boys were killed after being hit by a pick-up van amid a clash that broke out between two factions of ruling Bangladesh Awami League in Mohammadpur area of the capital on Saturday morning.The deceased are Sujon, 18, son of a certain Nurul Amin and Arif, 14, reports news agency UNB.Witnesses said that a pick-up van carrying AL activists came under attack by rival group in Nobodoy Housing area.The driver of the pick-up van tried to escape driving the vehicle hurriedly and hit Sujon and Arif, leaving them critically injured.Sujon succumbed to his injuries at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital while Arif at Suhrawardy Hospital, said Jamil Uddin Mir, officer-in-charge of Mohammadpur police station.Besides, at least 20 people were injured in sporadic clashes that broke out in Adabar area of Mohammadpur.A chase and counter-chase took place between two factions of AL in Adabar centering collection of nomination paper for AL leader Sadeq Khan.Witnesses said supporters of AL leader and MP Jahangir Kabir Nanak obstructed and attacked the motorcade of Sadeq Khan when they were heading towards the party’s Dhanmondi office to collect nomination form, triggering a chase and counter-chase between the two groups.Adabar police station officer-in-charge Kawser Ahmed confirmed the matter.last_img read more

Compromise To Undo Bathroom Bill Passes Key Hurdle

first_img Share “At its core, it’s a statewide prohibition on equality,” Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin told reporters, adding that consequences could fall on Cooper. A transgender man who works at the University of North Carolina, Joaquin Carcano, spoke against the deal during the Senate committee meeting. Carcano said the proposal replaces House Bill 2 with a “new form of violence” against LGBT people and is sacrificing “our lives and our safety for the sake of basketball.” The Republican-controlled legislature passed HB2 a year ago in response to a Charlotte ordinance that allowed transgender people to use restrooms aligned with their gender identity. Republican Gov. Pat McCrory immediately signed the bill, and it appeared to cost him re-election in November. HB2 supporters say ordinances like the one in Charlotte make it easy for sexual predators to enter public restrooms designated for the opposite sex. Opponents say that’s nonsense and the danger is imagined. Several potential compromises have failed over the past year, including one during a special session in December that collapsed amid partisan finger-pointing. GOP and Democratic legislators have been in a seemingly endless chase during the past several weeks to cobble together enough votes on various drafts of legislation. A compromise that would roll back North Carolina’s contentious “bathroom bill” cleared a key hurdle Thursday when senators approved the measure, but it may not go far enough to quell furor surrounding the law limiting LGBT protections. Gay and civil rights groups say the replacement bill isn’t a true repeal of the law and will continue to allow discrimination. And some social conservatives preferred to have House Bill 2 stay on the books. Republican Sen. Dan Bishop, a primary sponsor of HB2, denounced the new deal on the Senate floor. “This bill is at best a punt; at worst it is a betrayal of principle,” the Charlotte-area legislator said. The Senate voted 32-16 in favor of the bill, with nine of 15 Democrats among the yes votes. The House took up debate on the measure around noon. Both chambers are controlled by Republicans. Just hours after the deal was announced Wednesday night, a dozen gay rights activists gathered outside the Executive Mansion in Raleigh, where Gov. Roy Cooper hosted Democrats, urging them to support the plan. Cooper was narrowly elected with LGBT support on a platform that included repealing HB2. “It’s not a perfect deal, but it repeals House Bill 2 and begins to repair our reputation,” Cooper said. The announcement came as the NCAA said North Carolina sites won’t be considered for championship events from 2018 to 2022 “absent any change” in House Bill 2, which it views as discrimination. The NCAA said decisions would be made starting this week on events and announced in April. North Carolina cities, schools and other groups have offered more than 130 bids for such events. The NCAA already removed championship events from the state this year because of the law, which limits LGBT nondiscrimination protections and requires transgender people to use restrooms in schools and government buildings corresponding to the sex on their birth certificate. HB2 has prompted businesses to halt expansions and entertainers and sports organizations to cancel or move events, including the NBA All-Star game in Charlotte. An Associated Press analysis (http://apne.ws/2ocOSnu ) this week found that HB2 already will cost the state more than $3.76 billion in lost business over a dozen years. The new proposal would repeal HB2 and leave state legislators in charge of policy on public multi-stall restrooms. Local governments also couldn’t pass new nondiscrimination protections for workplaces, hotels and restaurants until December 2020. That temporary moratorium, according to GOP House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate leader Phil Berger, would allow time for pending federal litigation over transgender issues to play out. “Compromise requires give and take from all sides, and we are pleased this proposal fully protects bathroom safety and privacy,” Berger and Moore said in a statement. It’s not clear whether the NCAA would be satisfied by the changes. Gay rights activists blasted the proposal, saying those who back it aren’t allies of the LGBT community. They say only a complete repeal will do.last_img read more