Despite the final presidential debate scheduled for tonight, we won’t bore you with news solely about the election. Today’s news is about colleges with 100% acceptance rates, some tragic and unfortunate events at University of Tennessee and Florida A&M University, the new 47%, and an important lesson: politics and X-Box don’t necessarily mix well. Here is today’s college current events roundup!
- Hazing at Florida A&M: Florida A&M University sorority Kappa Psi Psi has been suspended due to an alleged incident of hazing that took place on October 4th and was reported online. The case is currently under investigation by the school and the Tallahassee Police Department. Kappa Psi Psi is the third organization to be suspended for hazing allegations this year, and last year, student Robert Champion died as a result of hazing practices by the school’s marching band.
- Student Sexually Assaulted: A 20-year-old female student at the University of Tennessee was walking home Friday morning when she was attacked by a man with a knife and sexually assaulted. According to reports, she was approached by three other men but all suspects fled and no arrests have been made. This is the second incident of sexual assault near Tennessee’s campus this year, since March.
- Student Politician: We keep talking about students and politics because of the upcoming election, but what about a student politician? 20-year-old Rhodes College student Frankie Dakin has been elected as Millington, Tennessee’s newest alderman (essentially a city councilman.) He says he’s looking forward to helping residents of his town, and on balancing schoolwork with public office, he says he “just won’t spend as much time playing Xbox.” Sounds reasonable.
- The 100 Percent: There’s no need to worry about getting in to college! Well…if you apply to the right schools. U.S. News and World Report released a list of the 10 colleges with the highest acceptance rates. Hint – they’re all tied at 100%. Some of the schools that made the list? Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Baker College of Flint, Michigan, Chancellor University in Cleveland, and Daytona State College.
- Candidate Coincidences: You didn’t forget about Romney’s infamous “47%” slip up a few weeks ago, right? Good. Then you’ll appreciate the awkwardness of the latest election poll – apparently, Obama and Romney are in a tie right now. Both have 47% of voters’ support, and just in time for the final presidential debate tonight. Interesting…
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