Exercise 5.12

Curriculum Changes

Who: university students

What: graduation requirement changes

Why: only 15% of students took a foreign language course and only 20% took a math course

When: next fall

Where: at the university

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: Daughter of locally prominent attorney Jim Bensen

What: arrested

Why: for driving under the influence

When: last 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.

Record Weather

Who: Port Columbus weather office

What: hottest temperature

Why: heat


Where: Port Columbus

How: climate

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!