And They're Demanding That School President Tim Wolfe Step Down
A group of concerned faculty at the University of Missouri announced a two-day walkout on Monday morning (Nov. 9), in support of school activists, Mizzou's football team and coach Gary Pinkel, who have announced a work stoppage by about 30 of the team's black players over concerns that the administration is not properly addressing racism and intolerance on the mostly white campus. Black graduate student Jonathan Butler, 25, started a hunger strike last week over the issue. They've demanded that university president Tim Wolfe step down. Wolfe has admitted that "racism does exist at our university and it is unacceptable," after a series of recent racist incidents including a swastika drawn with feces on a campus building wall.
Nobel Prize Winner On Verge Of Winning Historic Election In Myanmar
In a scenario that was once unimaginable, the opposition party led by Nobel Peace prize winner Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said on Monday that it appears they've secured a landslide victory in the country's elections, defeating the military-backed ruling party. If the current government accepts the results of the more than 30 million votes cast, it would mark the first time in more than 25 years that the people of Myanmar were allowed to vote in free elections. It also marks a huge turnaround for Suu Kyi, who spent 15 years under house arrest during the military's rule, during which she became a symbol for democratic ideals. Whatever the results, Suu Kyi is barred from becoming president due to a constitutional amendment that disqualifies anyone with foreign-born children from assuming the top office -- her children are British.
Video Of Cop Tasering Univ. Of Alabama Student Spurs Investigation
Authorities in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, are investigating a weekend incident in which Tuscaloosa police officers are seen on video violently arresting a group of Univ. of Alabama students late Saturday night using Tasers and nightsticks. The officers were reportedly responding to a 3 a.m. noise complaint. The city of Tuscaloosa has forwarded the footage to internal affairs for an investigation, which is slated to begin on Monday. Two men and a woman, all students, were taken into custody in the incident. (Warning: video contains images of violence and some profanity.)
Ben Carson Watch: The presidential candidacy of Dr. Ben Carson hit a few big obstacles last week, most of them directly related to the tall tales the retired pediatric neurosurgeon has told about his illustrious, violence-filled past. To recap, nobody seems to be able to find the many friends/family members who Carson allegedly hit or stabbed with various objects as a teen. Also, he was not, in fact, offered a scholarship to West Point and, as it turns out, was not voted "the most honest student" while at Yale. So, speaking to ABC's The Week, he said questions about his past are "irrelevant" and, yes, his autobiography might not have been "100% accurate" after all.
Daily Pic: A 400-foot-long sinkhole opened up in the parking lot of a Missouri IHOP over the weekend, swallowing up more than a dozen vehicles.