Campus Watch – 21/11/14

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Drugs bust at Wisconsin Uni

A Wisconsin University student is facing criminal charges following a drugs bust carried branded by UW-Stout police as the largest in campus history. Officers, who seized more than six pounds of cannabis amongst other controlled substances and $5200 in cash, obtained the search warrant following undercover operations of marijuana purchasing.

Elli Pugh

 

Burmese student protests

Hundreds of Myanmar University students have staged a three-day march through Yangon in protest against a new education law they say will curb their academic freedom. The protesters carried bright red flags which included the national symbol of a golden fighting peacock while punching the air and shouting their education rights. The protests are said to be a sign of growing frustration with the Burmese government attempt to reduce autonomy.

Emily Willson

 

Playtime over for Manc students

Manchester police have seized a Playstation from a group of Manchester University students following complaints from neighbours about full volume, late night gaming sessions. Following a noise abatement notice, police raided a student house in the Fallowfield area and seized technology including a PS3, five surround sound speakers and a Samsung television.

Elli Pugh

 

Florida university shooting

Three students were shot in the early hours of Thursday morning at Florida State University. The incident occurred in FSU’s Strozier library, after an unknown gun-man entered and opened fire. One victim is in hospital in critical condition, another is in a ‘fair’ condition and one was ‘grazed’ by the bullet. Campus policemen shot and killed the gunman.

Jake Hookem

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