Who: university students
What: graduation requirement changes
Why: only 15 percent of students took a foreign language course and only 20 percent took a math course
When: next fall
Where: at the University of Virginia
How: required to take one math, computer science and foreign language course
The University of Virginia has announced that they will change class requirements for incoming students this fall, requiring them to take courses in math, computer science and foreign language.
A recent study showed that only 20 percent of students at the university took a math course, while only 15 percent took a course in foreign language.
“We feel that these new course requirements will allow us to turn out better-educated persons,” University President David French said.
Who: homecoming queen, straight-A student at Vanderbilt, Cathy Benson
What: she was arrested
Why: for driving under the influence
When: Saturday night
Where: 211 Green Grove Drive
How: for the third time in six months
Local homecoming queen and straight-A student Cathy Benson was arrested for drunk driving Saturday night. This was Benson’s third time being charged with a DUI in six months. She plans to go to Vanderbilt University for graduate school this fall.
Who: Port Columbus weather office
What: hottest temperature
When: today, highest since 1888.
Where: Port Columbus
Today’s temperature reached the highest ever to be recorded on this day since 1888.
It has been unseasonably warm lately. The Port Columbus weather office stated that the high yesterday was 82 degrees, yet today’s temperature peaked even above that!