Higher Education
Associated Press/Photo by Kevin D. Liles

A small but violent protest rocked the Georgia Tech campus in midtown Atlanta Monday night when about 50 angry demonstrators marched to the campus police station and burned a patrol vehicle. Police arrested three people and charged them with inciting a riot and battery of an officer. The clashes started after a peaceful vigil held for a student shot by campus police over the weekend. Officers responded Saturday to a 911 call about a man with a knife and possibly a gun outside a dorm. Scott “Scout” Schultz, 21, refused to drop what appeared to be a knife when officers confronted him.

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Berkeley keeps the peace during conservative speech

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/15/17, 11:47 am

Conservative pundit Ben Shapiro gave a speech at the University of California, Berkeley, Thursday night as hundreds of police officers deployed to keep the peace. About 1,000 people protested the event loudly but without violence, University Police Chief Margo Bennett said. City police arrested nine people for having banned items, but no injuries or property damage were reported.

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Harvard rescinds Chelsea Manning’s visiting fellow title

by Leigh Jones
Posted 9/15/17, 10:42 am

Harvard University on Friday revoked the visiting fellow designation it bestowed the day before on Chelsea Manning, the transgender former soldier convicted of leaking classified documents. The decision came after CIA Director Mike Pompeo canceled a planned appearance at the John F. Kennedy School of Government and Mike Morell, a former deputy director and acting director of the CIA, resigned his senior fellow post at the school.

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