- Wright State President Cheryl Schrader announced Tuesday, Oct. 15 that she will retire from the position at the end of the year after serving two and a half years at the university. Schrader was hired in 2017 with a five-year contract. Provost and Executive Vice President Sue Edwards has begun to take over some of Schrader’s duties.
Source: Dayton Daily News
- Officer Timothy Liddy submitted his resignation Thursday, Oct. 24 just before he was scheduled to be interviewed as a part of an internal investigation into a Facebook post made about Kwasi Casey a deceased man whose remains were found in a burned garage in September. In the post, Liddy said “Karma finally got Kwasi.” Liddy said “personal health reasons” led to his resignation, according to personnel records.
- Kayne West finally releases his ninth album “Jesus Is King” on Oct. 25 after it was originally slated for a date at the end of September. The new album is a Christian-oriented rap album and it will be released in conjunction with a new IMAX documentary.
- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was grilled for six hours on Capitol Hill, answering questions regarding fact-checking on the site’s ads. Representatives inquired about Cambridge Analytica, a corporation in which former Trump appointed White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon served on the board.
- In an effort to fight media censorship, the BBC has made a version of its website available on Tor, a privacy-focused browser that makes it more difficult to monitor a user’s online activity. According to the BBC, countries such as China, Iran and Vietnam have attempted to block access to its normal website and it hopes it will allow those countries’ citizens to view it on a secure platform.
- The bodies of 39 people–31 men and 8 women–were found in an Essex lorry (British equivalent of a semi-truck) this past week. The bodies were initially believed to be Chinese nationals though the BBC says at least three of the victims were probably from Vietnam. Three people have been arrested including the driver of the lorry.