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College Probes Professor After 'Black Privilege' Remarks

University of Central Florida looking into complaints of bias against Charles Negy

(Newser) - A longtime tenured psychology professor at the University of Central Florida is under fire after a series of online posts. Per the New York Times , Negy, who has written a book about "white Americans under siege," recently put up multiple tweets that he acknowledged "will infuriate folks....

Pete Davidson Loses It at College Performance

Comedian ranted after students pulled out phones during show

(Newser) - If University of Central Florida students were hoping for inspirational words from Pete Davidson, they didn't get them when they took out their phones. Video from a Monday tour stop at the school shows the Saturday Night Live comedian berating the audience after "half" of people pulled out...

She Made Her Son the Face of #HimToo. He Pushes Back

'We all have crazy parents,' says Pieter Hanson, who says he supports the #MeToo movement

(Newser) - President Trump said Brett Kavanaugh was the victim of a "hoax." Conservative commentators said he wasn't the only one, using the hashtag #HimToo to paint men as victims of a feminist witch hunt, per Wired . University of Central Florida student Pieter Hanson unknowingly became the face of...

He Got a Text and She Read It. Now She's Suing Him

Woman sues Delta Sigma Phi and members, including her ex, over sharing of sex tapes

(Newser) - One of "many" women to have her sexual photos and videos shared among members of the University of Central Florida's Delta Sigma Phi fraternity in a private Facebook group called the "Dog Pound" is fighting back, says lawyer Michael Avenatti. In a lawsuit filed Thursday, Kathryn Novak...

Student Gives Ex's Apology a D-. College Gives Him a Suspension

College says Nick Lutz's viral tweet violated its student code of conduct

(Newser) - “Long intro, short conclusion, strong hypothesis but nothing to back it up,” Nick Lutz wrote in red pen on a four-page apology letter his ex-girlfriend left on his car. The 21-year-old college senior graded the letter—giving it a D- but stating his ex could revise it for...

Fla. University Suspends Frat Over Rape Rant

Sigma Nu brother caught on recording chanting 'rape,' obscenities

(Newser) - An incident report from the University of Central Florida says the school has suspended a fraternity after a recording surfaced of at least one member chanting offensive statements about rape, per the Orlando Sentinel . "There's a brother yelling obscenities, like 'Let's rape some [expletives], rape some...

Last Item on UCF Plotter's Checklist: 'Give Them Hell'

No motive found for campus massacre plan

(Newser) - The University of Central Florida student believed to have plotted a campus massacre was found with a checklist that included getting drunk at a bar near campus and pulling a fire alarm to flush out students, authorities say. The final item on the list was "good luck & give...

Roommate's 911 Call May Have Stopped UCF Shooter

Seevakumaran brandished gun at him

(Newser) - Police say we may have James Oliver Seevakumaran's roommate to thank for averting a shooting spree . Just before Seevakumaran pulled his dorm fire alarm yesterday he pointed a gun at his roommate, who ran, hid in a bathroom, and dialed 911, authorities tell Fox News . University of Central Florida...

UCF Suicide Case Planned Wider Attack

'Anti-social' ex-student had assault weapon, explosives

(Newser) - The man who killed himself at the University of Central Florida today was a former student who had planned to open fire in his school dorm, the Orlando Sentinel reports. UCF Police Chief Richard Beary identified him as James Seevakumaran, 30, and said writings in his room laid out "...

Police Find Body, Explosives in Florida Dorm
Body, Explosives Found
in Florida Dorm Room

Body, Explosives Found in Florida Dorm Room

Man dead in apparent suicide at University of Central Florida

(Newser) - The University of Central Florida cancelled morning classes and evacuated roughly 500 students from a dorm today after police found explosive devices while investigating an apparent suicide on campus; a rep for the school says the dead male was a student at the university. Police were called to the campus'...

Glenn Beck Fans Blame Frat Prank for 53 Towed Cars

Beckians lose cars after following 'free parking' signs

(Newser) - Dozens of Glenn Beck fans who emerged from an event at the University of Central Florida to find their cars gone say they were the victims of a fraternity prank. They followed signs directing them toward free parking, only to later discover that their cars had been towed from a...

Michael Jordan's Son Could Cost College $3M

Adidas deal predates player with inherited preference for Nike

(Newser) - Michael Jordan’s son wants to wear the shoes his dad made famous when he plays college basketball this season—but if he does, he could wind up costing the University of Central Florida $3 million. Marcus Jordan insists on wearing Nike Air Jordans, but UCF has a deal with...

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