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University Pushes Back on Calls for Clarence Thomas Ouster

George Washington University says SCOTUS justice can still teach there after outcry on Roe v. Wade

(Newser) - Many students at George Washington University aren't happy at the overturning of Roe v. Wade , or at Clarence Thomas' concurring opinion that takes aim at contraception and same-sex marriage—and are articulating that since the Supreme Court justice holds a teaching position at the school. And so a petition...

School Decides to Drop 'Colonials' Name

George Washington students had campaigned for a moniker change

(Newser) - "A moniker must unify our community, draw people together and serve as a source of pride," a committee at George Washington University has written. The school's board of trustees has decided that "Colonials" flunks that test, the Hill reports, so a new nickname will be chosen....

GWU Professor Who Pretended to Be Black Is Out

Jessica Krug resigns her tenured position

(Newser) - The George Washington University professor who admitted she had pretended to be Black has resigned. GWU had already announced Jessica Krug would be replaced , and on Wednesday, officials said she had given up her tenured position, the Washington Post reports. "Dr. Krug has resigned her position, effective immediately,"...

She Lied About Being Black. Now, GWU Takes Action

Jessica Krug's students are in need of a new professor

(Newser) - A professor who admitted to lying about her Blackness won't be teaching this semester at George Washington University, the Washington Post reports. Jessica Krug, who taught African and Latin American studies, is being replaced but hasn't yet been fired. "We certainly want the classes to continue, and...

Professor Admits Pretending to Be Black

Jessica Krug of George Washington University calls herself a 'culture leech'

(Newser) - A George Washington University professor has been dubbed "Rachel Dolezal 2" after admitting that she has spent her entire career pretending to be Black. In a Medium post, Jessica Krug, a professor of African American history, said her adult life has been "rooted in the napalm toxic soil...

Nikki Haley Has Advice for Young Conservatives

Enough with the 'own the libs' mentality, she tells teens

(Newser) - Nikki Haley is making headlines for her advice to young conservatives. While addressing the High School Leadership Summit at George Washington University, the US ambassador to the UN asked the audience members to raise their hands "if you've ever posted anything online to quote-unquote 'own the libs,...

George Washington University Ditches SAT, ACT Scores

School was worried tests were driving away promising students

(Newser) - George Washington University will no longer require that students submit their ACT or SAT scores for most freshman admissions. The dean of admissions at the DC university says administrators were concerned that below-average test scores were leading otherwise strong students to not apply. "Although we have long employed a...

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5 Stabbed in DC Restaurant

Suspect is man in trench coat

(Newser) - A man in a trench coat is suspected in the stabbing of five people in a popular Washington, DC restaurant and club. The victims were attacked in the early hours of this morning at McFadden's, on Pennsylvania Avenue, eight blocks from the White House, the Raw Story reports. Two...

At Last, CIA Admits Area 51 Is Real

But the back story doesn't include aliens

(Newser) - It's a milestone of sorts for conspiracy theorists: The CIA has for the first time declassified documents that detail the existence of Area 51 in Nevada, reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal . The documents, obtained in a Freedom of Information Act request by a national security institute at George Washington...

In Hillary's Corner: 2 Super PACs

George Washington University prof leads new group

(Newser) - Sure, she may not even run, but Hillary Clinton has already got a 2016 support network in place: Two super PACs are poised to fund a potential presidential run. The group "Ready for Hillary" filed with the Federal Election Commission on Friday, Politico reports, not long after "HillaryClintonSuperPAC"...

Fox News Ditches Obama Speech Suicide Story

Piece implied link between student death, deficit chat

(Newser) - Fox News has wiped from its website a report on a George Washington University student's suicide whose timing may have coincided with President Obama’s speech on the school's campus—and that seemed to suggest the two events were linked. "GWU officials tell Fox that police were...

NCAA Gets First Openly Transgender B-Ball Player

Kye Allums debuts as a man this season

(Newser) - When George Washington University’s basketball season begins later this month, an openly transgender player will play on the women’s team for the first time in Division I. Kye Allums (formerly Kay-Kay) has played for the team since 2008. Teammates knew Allums then as female, but she subsequently came...

Michelle Obama to GWU Grads: 'Keep Giving'

First lady urges new alumni to stay involved

(Newser) - When Michelle Obama agreed to be George Washington University's commencement speaker, she challenged the school's 5,000 seniors to do 100,000 hours of community service. They completed 163,980 hours, reports the Washington Post , spurring the first lady to joke at today's ceremony that if she had known they...

Penn State Dethrones Florida as Top Party School

(Newser) - Penn State has knocked the University of Florida from its No. 1 spot … atop the Princeton Review’s “Best Party School” list. Each year, the Review ranks schools in a huge number of categories based on surveys of their students. A Penn State spokeswoman called it a “...

NASA Learned Its Lesson With Endeavour

Caution, elaborate tools mark dramatic shift from Columbia era

(Newser) - Endeavour faced the same problem that the ill-fated Columbia did, but NASA officials handled the two missions in dramatically different ways, marking a radical cultural shift at the space agency. Columbia’s shuttle suffered more damage from a flying piece of foam, but NASA still spent days using elaborate equipment...

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