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High Court Won't Hear Prof's Suit Over 9/11 Essay

State courts backed firing by University of Colorado

(Newser) - A former professor's lawsuit following his firing from the University of Colorado has been stopped in its tracks. The Supreme Court won't hear Ward Churchill's case against the school, Reuters reports. He was fired after an investigation cited problems with his academic work, but the probe was... More »

Widow of Aurora Victim Sues Holmes' Psychiatrist

He should have been in custody, says lawsuit

(Newser) - The widow of one of the people killed in the Aurora, Colorado, rampage has sued the psychiatrist of alleged shooter James Holmes, reports the Denver Post . The lawsuit argues that the University of Colorado's Lynne Fenton should have had Holmes placed in temporary custody after he spoke of his... More »

Loner James Holmes Was Dating: Emails

Messages reveal university's response to shooting

(Newser) - Newly released emails paint a clearer picture of the Aurora shooting suspect—and the University of Colorado's reaction to the attack. Former student James Holmes didn't have many friends, but he did briefly have a girlfriend who was in India during the shooting, the AP reports. Holmes "... More »

Prosecutors: Holmes Told Classmate of Wish to Kill

He made general threat months before shooting, they say

(Newser) - Prosecutors in the Dark Knight shooting spree continue to make the case that James Holmes was sending signals well before the Aurora massacre, reports the Denver Post and AP . In newly unsealed court documents, they allege that Holmes:
  • Told a fellow student at the University of Colorado in March that
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Boulder Students Can Pack Pistols This Term

Officials worried after court nixes campus gun ban

(Newser) - Students arriving for classes at the University of Colorado in Boulder this term could be packing more than pencils and books. Due to a state Supreme Court decision, students can now bring their guns to school. The court ruled that the university's ban on guns was unconstitutional. Weapons must... More »

University Banned Holmes Over Threats

Accused shooter failed big exam before shooting, say prosecutors

(Newser) - Prosecutors in the Dark Night shooting spree case in Colorado made some eye-popping revelations today in their bid to get access to the education records of James Holmes, reports the Denver Post :
  • Holmes was banned from the University of Colorado after making unspecified threats about six weeks before the Aurora
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Holmes Saw 3 Mental Health Experts Before Shooting

Aurora suspect was known to University of Colorado's mental health team

(Newser) - Alleged Aurora theater shooter James Holmes was pretty well known to mental health professionals at the University of Colorado before the Dark Knight Rises rampage—because he met with at least three of them. Holmes, who had been a doctoral student in neuroscience, met with professionals linked to student mental... More »

Psychiatrist Warned Campus Cop About Holmes

It's not clear what officer did about warning

(Newser) - The psychiatrist who treated James Holmes before the Aurora massacre was so worried about his behavior that she broke patient confidentiality and warned a campus police officer about him, as well as the University of Colorado's threat team , sources tell ABC . It's not known what the officer she... More »

Holmes' College Investigating Deliveries

University of Colorado checking to see if he used position as student to order materials

(Newser) - The University of Colorado is investigating whether mass shooting suspect James Holmes used his position as a graduate student to order materials in the potentially deadly booby traps that police said they found in his apartment. Holmes, 24, received deliveries over four months to his home and school, authorities said.... More »

Dark Knight Suspect Was Grad Student

James Holmes' apartment filled with booby traps: police

(Newser) - The 24-year-old accused of a movie theater shooting rampage was attending medical school until just last month, says a rep for the University of Colorado. The spokeswoman didn't know why James Holmes dropped out of the university, the AP reports. He lived in an apartment building exclusive to med... More »

School Tries to Squash 4/20 Bash With Stinky Fertilizer

10K flocked to University of Colorado-Boulder last year

(Newser) - Last year, 10,000 people showed up for a giant marijuana rally at the University of Colorado-Boulder—and school officials don't want it to happen again. They got a helping hand from a judge yesterday, who supported the university's plan to bar outsiders from its campus today—4/20,... More »

Colorado Supreme Court: Students Can Carry Guns

Judges strike down ban on concealed weapons

(Newser) - Congrats to Colorado students who like packing heat on a school day: The state Supreme Court today ruled against a gun ban at the University of Colorado, the Denver Post reports. The justices unanimously agreed that the school's board of regents had overstepped its bounds in barring licensed concealed... More »

Top Lefty-Friendly Counties

Surprise: San Francisco tops list

(Newser) - After compiling its list of the most conservative-friendly counties in the US, the right-leaning Daily Caller now brings it with the top counties for liberals:
  • San Francisco. With liberals, unions and gays, “surprise, surprise,” Chris Palko writes.
  • Montgomery County, Md. This DC suburb is rich, educated, and home
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Swarthmore, UVa. Top College Value List

Princeton Review list weighs affordability, academic quality

(Newser) - The Princeton Review's annual list of the best college values takes into account price—cheap tuition or generous financial aid get a thumbs up—and weighs that against the academic quality of a school based on surveys, professor-to-student ratios, and the like. USA Today takes a look at the list.... More »

The 10 Douchiest Colleges in the US

From Brown to Bob Jones, 'what kind of douche do you want to be'?

(Newser) - In college, acting insufferable is pretty much a given. “The question for America's youth is: What kind of douche bag do you aspire to be?” asks GQ. The mag helpfully offers the top options.
  1. Brown University: Peace Sign on My Mom's 7 Series Douches are limo liberals too good
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School Fired Prof Over 9/11 Essay: Jury

He wins case after calling victims 'little Eichmanns'

(Newser) - A jury decided today that the University of Colorado unjustly fired one of its professors after he called 9/11 victims "little Eichmanns" in an essay, the Denver Post reports. Jurors, however, awarded Ward Churchill only $1 in damages. A judge will now determine whether the school must reinstate Churchill... More »

Climate Change Pushes Aspens to Brink

New weather patterns exacerbate other issues, like the nasty bark beetle

(Newser) - Huge swaths of the Rocky Mountain landscape is being transformed as the region's signature tree, the aspen, goes into rapid decline, reports the Smithsonian. Climate change and surging population of the bark beetle is causing the grim phenomenon known as SAD (sudden aspen decline). The beetle is a mere twelfth-of-an-inch... More »

'Pumpkin Streaker' Cops a Plea in Colo.

Student, one of 12, will do community service, avoid sex-offender status

(Newser) - A University of Colorado student who ran through a pedestrian mall naked except for a pumpkin on her head on Halloween agreed yesterday to a plea deal, the Boulder Daily Camera reports. The 20-year-old will do 6 months of probation and 8 hours of community service, and will not have... More »

At Lefty U., Plans for Right-Wing Chair

University of Colorado seeks 'intellectual diversity,' to qualms on both sides

(Newser) - Here’s a recipe for controversy: Take one of the nation’s most liberal schools—the University of Colorado at Boulder—and make it the home of the nation’s first endowed chair for Conservative Thought and Policy. The school’s Republican chancellor tells the Wall Street Journal the campus... More »

Dude...Where's My Sponsor?

As 4/20 nears holiday status, pot-smokers' festivities curry favor with advertisers

(Newser) - Major corporations are trying to see dollar signs through the haze of pot smoke hovering over this year's 4/20 stonerpalooza, as the pseudo-holiday gains national attention with its large, (idly) devoted following on college campuses. This year, festivities will include stoner cinema debuts like "Harold and Kumar Escape From... More »

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