As of this morning, a United States citizen has been shot dead in Libya. The victim is an American chemistry teacher working at an international school in Benghazi. At this time, there is no known suspect or motive in this incident. However, the United States embassy in the Libyan capital is investigating the incident.
Category: News Bites
Almost one year later, the 9-1-1 tapes from the Dec. 14, 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School have been released. Some news outlets have opted not to air the material due to its graphic nature and out of respect for victims’ families. Other news outlets have chosen to air only portions of the tapes. […]
Human rights group Amnesty International releases satellite photos of labor camps in North Korea where nearly 200,000 inmates are starved, raped and tortured. North Korea denies the existence of this system of work camps. The United Nations will decide what measures to take to combat the abuses being carried out in the work camps.
The Truman Institute, the department responsible for the Joseph Baldwin Academy and other summer programs at Truman, adds another partnership to its list. University provost Joan Poor and director Kevin Minch traveled to China to sign a partnership with the Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press. This program will bring Chinese students to America and, […]
Several Truman graduates serve as Fulbright scholars for the academic year as they teach English to students in foreign countries, including Georgia, Andorra, Taiwan and South Korea. The students are Shawn Bodden, Clara Dahmer, Ashley Kleiner and Hope Schaeffer. The Fulbright program is the largest United States exchange program. It serves 155 countries and offers […]
You might recently have noticed purple tags hanging around campus. That’s because last week, Truman celebrated and showed appreciation for its donors with Tag Day. All across campus, items that were donated by alumni, private donors and other parties were marked with a large purple tag. Some items include the bell wall, art pieces and […]
Provost Joan Poor interviews at Lake Superior State University in Michigan to be its potential new president. The Truman Index reports Poor is one of three candidates interviewing for the position. If offered, Poor will start at the university this summer. Considerations have not yet been made about who might fill the Provost’s position if […]
Tomorrow marks the 50th anniversary of the John F. Kennedy assassination. Kennedy was shot during a parade in Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald. Oswald was never formally arrested for the killing and was shot dead by Jack Ruby just two days later. Kennedy was the 35th president. Fifty years after the incident, Kennedy’s death is […]
Following court of appeals delays, white supremacist and serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin was executed yesterday morning via lethal injection. The death sentence was for a 1977 murder outside of a St. Louis synagogue, as well as 22 other racially motivated murders. Franklin gave no statement and refused his last meal before he was executed […]
The Truman State Serve Center honors the Forest Lake Area Trail System, otherwise known as F.L.A.T.S., as its community partner of the year. The award recognizes local citizens or organizations that work with the University to promote service, learning and public scholarship within the Truman community. F.L.A.T.S. was nominated by service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega, […]