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The National Guard has fanned out across Baltimore, blocking streets as firefighters work to extinguish smoldering fires from overnight unrest. However, with the new day came a large group of volunteers across the city to help with the clean up. You've no doubt seen plenty of pictures of the rioting, even a viral video of a mother slapping her son who joined the chaos, but you may not have seen the peaceful movement after sunrise.Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10:28:29 -0400
A Texas university professor who had apparently reached his limit with his class decided to fail every single student, but the university says those grades won’t be permanent.
Irwin Horowitz, who teaches a management course at Texas A&M in Galveston, Texas, said he became frustrated with the students, who were cheating and swearing at him in class.
“It got to the point that the school had to put security guards at the class and another class,” Horowitz told a local TV station. He says the class was the worst he’s seen in the 20 years he’s worked as a professor.
In an email to his class, Horowitz also announced he would be quitting teaching altogether.
“None of you, in my opinion, given the behavior in this class, deserve to pass, or graduate to become an Aggie, as you do not in any way embody the honor that the university holds graduates should have within their personal character. It is thus for this reason why I am officially walking away from this course. I am frankly and completely disgusted. You all lack honor and maturity to live up to the standards that Texas A&M holds, and the competence and/or desire to do the quality work necessary to pass the course just on a grade level … I will no longer be teaching this course, and all are being awarded a failing grade.”
One of the students in Horowitz’s class said he thought he had done well in the class, and was unhappy with the failing grade.
“Just ridiculous,” John Shaw said. “I had never had a problem in the class. I thought I had done pretty well on the first test and then I get an email saying I am going to get an F in the class. It is overwhelming.”
Texas A&M Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Patrick Louchouran said the school is investigating, and the failing grades will not stand.
“The only reason a student would fail because he or she has not performed to the expectations for that particular class,” Louchouran said.
The school said Horowitz will be replaced in the classroom by the head of the department.Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10:12:57 -0400
A woman was forced to call police when she spotted a bull running around her lawn, damaging property.
The bull charged at people, ate up Sonia Holder’s garden, then mounted her car.
When police arrived, the bull mounted the police cruiser, too.
"Oh, he was definitely looking for more than just charging the car," Holder commented, "he thought the same of my vehicle, too."
Though the bull only left a few scratches on the patrol car, he did much more damage to Holder’s vehicle.
"It's enough that I'll need to file an insurance claim," she stated.
Eventually, the police were able to corner the bull and capture him.
No owner has yet come forward to claim the animal.
If someone does, they won’t face fines but instead will have to pay mileage and feed.
Otherwise, the overzealous bull will be sold at auction.