Hello everyone, and welcome to the Friday, April 27th edition of the Daily Dose of Higher Education for Breakdrink.com!
In today’s news, students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology dropped an upright piano from their residence hall roof to celebrate the last day students can drop classes without having them appear on their college transcript. The tradition began in 1972 and has happened sporadically until 2006 when it became an annual event. The university provides training for students to ensure safety during the drop.
Chris Peterman, a student at Bob Jones University, was allegedly expelled for watching Glee on his computer at an off-campus Starbucks. Peterman has also organized a group dedicated to ending sexual abuses. He states he was cited and given demerits for reasons such as returning late to his residence hall and not shaving.
Members of Omega Essence, an auxiliary group supposedly associated with Omega Psi Phi fraternity, allegedly poured hot sauce on a student’s face and repeatedly slapped and kicked her in the stomach over a period of several hours. Asya Trowell reported the incident to university police shortly after. Penn State stated Omega Psi Phi is not a recognized group on campus.
On Thursday, a black bear at the University of Colorado at Boulder climbed into a tree near a few residence halls. After about two hours, wildlife officials were able to tranquilize the animal, who then fell onto a pad the workers had positioned beneath the tree. The bear will be released back into the wild.
The Los Angeles Police Department announced increased security measures near the University of Southern California – after multiple incidents near campus, including the recent murder of two USC students. The day after the announcement was made, a USC security officer fell asleep on the job and was caught on campus. Carey Drayton, chief of USC’s department of public safety, responded to say the department would be dealing with the situation accordingly.
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