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Military College: Leave Your Hijab at Home

Student considering legal options, says CAIR rep

(Newser) - One of the nation's oldest military colleges has denied a Muslim student's request to wear a hijab over concerns about a lack of "uniformity." The president of the Citadel in South Carolina says "the standardization of cadets in apparel, overall appearance, actions, and privileges is...

14 Citadel Cadets Disciplined in 'KKK' Flap

College president says cadets didn't mean to offend

(Newser) - Fourteen cadets have been dismissed, suspended, or are serving on-campus punishments at The Citadel after several of them appeared in photos with pillowcases on their heads similar to Ku Klux Klan garb, the military college's president announced Monday. The photos of seven freshmen cadets dressed in white pants and...

Citadel Cadets Pictured in KKK-Like Garb

Investigation is underway

(Newser) - The Citadel, South Carolina's military college, has begun suspension proceedings after a photo surfaced online showing cadets wearing white clothing and white hoods, WCIV reports. A woman posted on social media late Wednesday that she was approached by a man, who was unknown to her, on a few social...

Phyllis Schlafly Warns Men: Don't Date Feminists

Conservative 'godmother' slams liberals over contraception flap

(Newser) - Phyllis Schlafly's advice to young men: Don't date feminists, even though "some of them are pretty." Speaking to an all-male student crowd at The Citadel college in South Carolina this week, the so-called "godmother of conservatism" also blamed feminists for drumming up the recent contraception...

Military College Apologizes for Not Reporting Sex Abuse

President John Rosa 'profoundly sorry'

(Newser) - The president of South Carolina military college The Citadel acknowledged yesterday that he should have reported the actions of summer camp counselor and alleged child sex abuser Louis "Skip" ReVille to police. "We're profoundly sorry, sorry that we didn't pursue it more . We acted on what...

2nd College Didn't Report Suspected Child Molester

Louis 'Skip' ReVille has admitted to molesting teens

(Newser) - Just days into Penn State's sex abuse scanda l, a South Carolina military college admits it also failed to report a suspected child molester—who has now been arrested and charged with abusing five teens, the Charlotte Observer reports. "We regret that we did not pursue this matter...

Windy City Finance Biz Lures New Yorkers

Hedge fund says prices, lifestyle win converts

(Newser) - If a Chicago-based hedge fund goes public, can it relocate East Coast talent to the Windy City? Citadel Investment Group, which is signaling interest in an IPO, says many New Yorkers fall in love with the city. Yet some still give it the cold shoulder:  "A lot of...

Inside the Citadel: Hedge Fund Giant Mulls IPO

Founder Ken Griffin gets cozy with Portfolio

(Newser) - Portfolio magazine debuts with a look inside Citadel Investment Group, the $13.5 billion Chicago hedge fund that's even more press-shy than most of its brethren. A rare chat with founder Ken Griffin reveals that he's thinking of taking Citadel public —which the magazine notes could be the biggest...

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