YALE: New York Police Department officers have been monitoring Muslim students at Yale and at least a dozen other Northeastern colleges, including Columbia University and University of Pennsylvania, though reports have failed to yield any significant information. Yale President Richard Levin sent an email to the school assuring the community that the Yale Police Department was not a part of the NYPD’s surveillance.
BROWN: Brown Medical School Professor Arnold-Peter Weiss was arrested for possessing a stolen coin from Italy valued at $50,000. The Tetradrachm is a 4th century B.C. coin that is property of the Italian government. Weiss has yet to be charged for obtaining and attempting to sell the coin but has been relieved of his administrative duties until the issue is resolved.
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COLUMBIA: In 2003, Grutter v. Bollinger and Gratz v. Bollinger held that certain forms of affirmative action at universities are constitutional. This ruling may change soon since the Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case concerning affirmative action in higher education. Considering the Court that declared affirmative action constitutional by a narrow 5-4 ruling was fairly conservative, this will be an interesting case to follow with an even more conservative Court today, according to Columbia Law School professor Theodore Shaw.
PRINCETON: This May, Princeton will inaugurate a new hospital, which cost $447 million to build. Only 10 minutes from the main campus, the hospital will be located on a health care campus, which will also include a public park, education center, nursing facility and new health and wellness center, among other facilities.
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PENN: At 1 p.m. on March 1, students at Penn will walk out of their classes and other daily activities in support of nationwide education reform. They will join students from other Philadelphia schools, such as Temple University and Drexel University, in a movement sponsored by the Occupy supporters.