Brown computer science graduate student charged with a felony
Computer science graduate student Shishuai Li GS was arrested for “obtaining money by false pretenses” on Thursday.
The Brown Daily Herald reports, “Under the ruse of fundraising for children in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Li tricked a woman from Florida into giving him $30,000, according to the U.S. News and World Report.”
Brown University learned of the charges against Li Wednesday.
Historic Harvard theater group allows women in after 200 years
The Hasty Pudding Theatricals group at Harvard University is letting women join their cast starting in fall 2018, breaking a 200 year tradition.
The Harvard Crimson reports, “Pudding President Amira T. Weeks ’18 debuted the group’s new policy during the annual Woman of the Year celebratory roast, this year honoring actress Mila Kunis.”
The group founded in 1844 has had an all-male cast since it was created. Read more here.
Quote of the Week:
“A lot of times we like to view the civil rights movement as something that was in place and has served its purpose and is history, when in all actuality, it’s an ongoing practice from generation to generation. The work is never done.”
– Corey Menafee, Yale dining hall worker at an MLK address
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Frats at public universities: Who do you know here?
Frats at Ivy Leagues: Whomst do you know here?
— Margarita (@1298margarita) January 21, 2018
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Italy bridge: Genoa Motorway Collapse, Reportedly 22 Fatalities
Officials have confirmed that at least 22 people have died and another eight are injured.