Missouri faculty to stage walkout amid racism protests: ‘We stand in solidarity with Mizzou student activists’

Missouri faculty to stage walkout amid racism protests: ‘We stand in solidarity with Mizzou student activists’

International Business Times

The faculty at University of Missouri plan to walk out of classes on Monday and Tuesday to support the ongoing student protests demanding action against racial incidents on campus, Columbia Missourian, a local newspaper, reported Monday. The decision by the faculty members comes as over 150 students gathered late Sunday to protest alleged discrimination and slurs…

Science’s ‘Breakthrough’ winners earn over $21 million in prizes

Science’s ‘Breakthrough’ winners earn over $21 million in prizes

Reuters Academia just turned a little more glitzy for a select group of scientists. Russian billionaire Yuri Milner handed out $21 million Sunday in seven Breakthrough Prizes, the award for scientific accomplishment he created three years ago alongside technology giants including Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, 23andme founder Anne Wojcicki and Google co-founder Sergey Brin. The

GOP advisor reveals cynical gamble that fueled Kentucky’s Tea Party governor’s win

GOP advisor reveals cynical gamble that fueled Kentucky’s Tea Party governor’s win

Travis Gettys Many political observers were shocked that Republican Matt Bevin won the race for Kentucky governor despite vowing to roll back the Medicaid expansion that benefited up to 400,000 residents. But one defeated Democratic candidate said he saw the cynical seeds of Bevin’s surprising victory during a recent meeting with Kentucky Chamber of Commerce,

Man forced out of disco is shot by officers after striking them with his SUV

Man forced out of disco is shot by officers after striking them with his SUV

Reuters A man ejected from a Dallas nightclub this weekend was shot by police after hitting two off-duty officers in uniform with his sport-utility vehicle, seriously injuring one, police said on Monday. The unidentified man was removed from the Kalua Discotheque by bouncers after a disturbance inside the club shortly before midnight on Sunday, Dallas police

Sotomayor rips Supreme Court for letting cops get away with a ‘shoot first, think later’ approach to violence

Sotomayor rips Supreme Court for letting cops get away with a ‘shoot first, think later’ approach to violence

Tom Boggioni In a powerfully written dissent, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor criticized the thinking of some of her fellow justices after the court dismissed a case involving a police officer fatally shooting a fleeing suspect in Texas. According to Sotomayor, it was a case of “shoot first, think later.” On Monday, the court dismissed