Hello everyone, and welcome to the March 28th edition of the Daily Dose for Breakdrink.com
Late last week, Jonatha Carr – a student at Florida Atlantic University – had a violent outburst in an evolution course. During the class, she suddenly began to yell at the instructor and became violently angry, including striking a male classmate and pushing an intervening FAU instructor who helped remove her from the classroom. She was charged with battery by university police, and needed to be subdued three times with a Taser on the way to the nearby mental health center, where she was admitted for an evaluation. Carr will not face legal charges, but any issues with the school will be disciplinary matters, which are confidential according to state and federal law.
Andrew Shirvell was fired in 2010 from his position as an assistant attorney general in the state of Michigan for allegedly harassing the gay student government president at the University of Michigan. Recently, the Michigan Civil Service Commission determined Shirvell was justly dismissed due to his hate speech on a blog and physical and mental harrassment. Shirvell appealed his termination basing his argument on First Amendment protections of speech. However, the hearing officer determined Shirvell’s actions portrayed his office negatively and could have discouraged people from working there.
A new investigative report released today states two Florida A&M University faculty members were present when band fraternity pledges were hazed at the home of one of the professors in 2010. No charges will be filed since investigators cannot prove the hazing happened within Florida’s two-year statute of limitations. However, the accusations are under administrative and legal review by the university, meaning that appropriate action will be taken against faculty or students, up to and including dismissals.
Thanks everyone! That’s it for today’s edition of the Daily Dose for Breakdrink.com!