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Freed by Innocence Project in Wisconsin, Chicagoan now enters courtroom as an attorney
Jarrett Adams was 17 years old in September 1998 when he made a decision he would regret for the rest of his life. He and two friends decided to road trip from Illinois to Wisconsin for a night of partying. The outing ended with a student accusing all three of them of raping her. Adams was sentenced...
41 points by Chicago Tribune | Lawyer Legal education Rape Loyola Law School Rooms Judge Dormitory Barry Scheck
New women's jail open in Terrebonne Parish
ASHLAND, La. (AP) - The Terrebonne Parish sheriff says the new women's jail is open, freeing 80 beds in what's now the men's jail. Sheriff Jerry Larpenter tells The Comet ( ) that inmates moved into the new jail late last week, even getting new uniforms. Parish President Gordy Dove ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Youth detention center Prison Imprisonment and detention Rooms Terrebonne Parish Louisiana Dormitory The Washington Times The Work
Stress and isolation blamed for string of suicides at Columbia
At 18, Taylor Gilpin Wallace seemed to have the world on a string. Handsome and athletic, he’d been a track star, a football star, National Honors Society president and valedictorian at his high school in tiny Brookfield, Missouri. And he was accepted at Columbia University. “He had his entire life mapped out in front of...
1849 points by New York Post | Suicide Columbia University College Death Dormitory Rooms Academic term High school
Shirvani: Proposed changes at university a step forward
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - Hamid Shirvani came to Briar Cliff University with a plan to take the school to unseen heights. The new president recently unveiled the "Briar Cliff 5-year plan," a series of changes and additions he plans to implement, or at least explore over the next five ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Sioux City Iowa Iowa Briar Cliff University Dormitory
Houston man jailed in Vermont, accused of posing as doctor to fondle women
A Houston man is behind bars Thursday in Vermont, accused of sexual assault and voyeurism on the campus of Middlebury College. Nam Vu Bui, 31, was arrested Oct . 18 by Middlebury police in connection with an incident the previous evening, according to a police department news release. Bui, who is not a student, "lured his victim" by claiming to be conducting medical research, the release stated.
272 points by The Houston Chronicle | Police Criminal Investigation Department College Bread Loaf Writers' Conference Dormitory Liberal arts college Crime Criminal justice
Neglected candle started North Central dorm fire
An unattended lit candle has been deemed the source of a fire that routed students from a North Central College dormitory early Wednesday morning, a Naperville fire official said.An unknown number of students were inside New Hall, 451 S. Brainard St., when the fire broke out at 2:36 a.m., Fire...
355 points by Chicago Tribune | Fire sprinkler Dormitory College Rooms Fire sprinkler system Naperville Illinois North Central College Royal Military College of Canada
College tour fail: Why can't admissions offices tell it like it is?
I traveled across 12 states, from Georgia to Rhode Island, touring colleges this summer, a ritual thousands of families take part in every year.  I listened while admissions officials repeated the dos and don’ts of  the application process: Don’t send 20 recommendation letters when only two are...
2154 points by Los Angeles Times | College High school Dormitory University