UCalifornia thinks twice about SATs
It is feared that in the college admissions process, too
great an emphasis is placed upon standardized testing scores and that
academic achievement is being left by the wayside.
Some feel as if the SAT II tests provide a greater assessment
of a student's ability, rather than their scholastic aptitudes, which
are limited only to Math and English.
Before the creation of the SATs, many schools relied upon individual tests, created by the individual school's admissions department. The University of California is considering reverting to an applicant test, unique to their university system.
Men arrested in conjunction with Wall Street Journal reporter
The condition of Pearl, who disappeared in Pakistan 15 days ago, is still
unknown at this time. Two emails were sent to various news organizations
claiming Pearl to be dead. While the US and Pakistani governments attempted
to authenticate these claims, a third email was sent, indicating that
Pearl was still alive.
Another man, who may be involved with the kidnappers, was also apprehended.In addition, the police obtained the computer that was used to send the emails concerning Pearl.
Immoral Harvard Seniors
Suzanne M. Pomey and Randy J. Gomes plead not guilty to accusations that
they stole nearly $100,000 from an on-campus theater group.
The Hasty Pudding Theatricals are the nations oldest theatrical group,
with productions dating back to the nineteenth century; the group was
originally founded in 1795.
Both Pomey and Gomes served in high positions within the organization,
and thus had access to the theater group's finances. It is alleged that
the two credited their own credit cards with the funds of the organization.
Pomey and Gomes were released on their own recognizance and will return to the courtroom on March 28.
BIW to release 70
The profession of design workers is not necessary for the construction
of Navy ships, and thus the services of several designers aren't in demand.
Armed forces releases 27 Afghans
The men had been held since their initial capture on January 23 in Afghanistan. Currently the United States is holding nearly 500 men who are believed to have connections with the Taliban. 324 are being held in various locations throughout Afghanistan, and 158 are being detained in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. According to indications from the armed forces, more detainments are to be expected in the near future.