In a 10-3 vote, the Board of Trustees voted to rename Saunders Hall to Carolina Hall. This decision came after years of campaigning from campus groups, most recently including the Real Silent Sam Coalition. Many desired that the Board of Trustees rename the building “Hurston Hall”, after Zora Neale Hurston, who had clear ties to the University and the state.
The capital of the country that consumes and produces the most tobacco will enforce the ban with thousands of inspectors, according to the BBC.
“Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al-Ghamdi said temperatures in the shade would reach 50 degrees while under the direct sunlight may reach around 65 degrees. This remains an ambitious claim, however, as the highest temperature ever recorded to date was 56.7 °C at Death Valley, California in 1913.”
Another vital government function is going underfunded. Vice News reported that the US Coast Guards necessary acquisitions, which will cost $12.1B, will take up ⅔ of its budget for new ships between 2018 and 2032.
The BBC reported yesterday that US Secretary of State John Kerry broke his leg during a bicycle ride in France near the Swiss Alps. It looks like Secretary Kerry won’t be negotiating Iranian nuclear power any time soon.
In a video that has already been removed from Facebook, Jack Warner appears upset that the US will host the FIFA World Cup in 2015. If only the man who once held a prominent position in the organization knew the event is held every 4 years.
Valdespartera, a suburb of Zaragoza, Spain, is a model for sustainability. Student journalist Madison Cavalchire investigates reasons why the style of living Valdespartera incorporates would be attractive to American millennials.
“The pigeon, which landed near Manwal village, nearly two miles from the Pakistani border, immediately raised the suspicions of a 14-year-old boy who noticed an Urdu message stamped on its body reading ‘Tehsil Shakargarh, district Narowal’. The boy then ran to the nearest police station to hand the bird in. Police X-rayed and held the bird under arrest, listing it as a ‘suspected spy’, according to The Times of India.”
“A new study has officially proved that French are smelly and Dutch, Germans and Scandinavians are the cleanest ones. According to the study, 43 percent of Frenchmen and women do not shower daily, the Daily Star reported. A quarter admit to showering once every 48 hours while 11 percent do it every three days and 8 percent of French confessed that they only shower once every four days.”
“Patience grew thin on Jones Street Thursday as amendments were denied and debate was limited in the Senate’s second reading of House Bill 465, the not-at-all-Orwellian-titled ‘Women and Children’s Protection Act of 2015,’ which would extend the waiting period for women seeking abortions from 24 to 72 hours. The bill, which has already cleared the House and today passed its second reading in the Senate by a 31-15 margin, would give North Carolina one of the longest waiting periods in the country, alongside Missouri, South Dakota and Utah.”
(Title image via Brian Vaughn).