Michigan professor arrested for biting police officer

This week, outside the Western "bubble" on campuses around the world...

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

This week, outside the Western “bubble” on campuses around the world...

Florida " John D. McCallie, an associate economics professor at Michigan State University, was arrested for assault last Wednesday after biting a police officer’s finger at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport.

According to The State News, McCallie, who was travelling with his wife Joanne to Florida for a vacation, became angry after discovering one of his bags was missing and was told he required his baggage-claim tickets to reclaim it.

McCallie searched trash cans for the ticket until a police officer approached him and a scuffle ensued. He was released on a $2,700 bond and is back teaching at MSU.

Indiana " DePauw University has removed its affiliation with the Delta Zeta sorority following allegations it was discriminating against members deemed unattractive or unpopular.

The sorority, which historically has a very academic reputation, began the school year with only 35 members, prompting Delta Zeta’s national leadership to conduct a review of its recruitment process.

Subsequently, 23 members were given “alumnae status” while six others voluntarily left the sorority.

While the sorority claims its 23 evictions were based on a lack of commitment, some members asked to leave have asserted their appearance was the determining factor for their exclusion.

The sorority has received a letter of reprimand from administration and several complaints have been sent to the national organization.

Scotland " Students at the University of Edinburgh now have meal options besides pizza and fries. The school recently opened Cafe Senses, which uses organic, local and unprocessed ingredients in its meals.

The café is part of a larger program known as the “Food For Life” initiative, which is run by the Soil Association, the U.K.’s largest environmental charity.

The initiative is already running in 30 primary schools in Scotland and may spread to other higher education bodies based on its success in Edinburgh.

The restaurant received plenty of business its first day, serving 300 meals in under two hours.

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