An account of Student Senate’s Dec. 5 meeting: Armstrong and McBroom brief students on faculty council’s investigation into academic freedom

On Dec. 5, Gary Armstrong, interim vice president of academic affairs, and Leesa McBroom, chair of faculty council and professor and chair of nursing, met with Student Senate and The Hilltop Monitor to brief students on faculty council’s executive summary of the report on claims made by students and faculty…

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Woman not charged in Independence, MO shooting of off-duty firefighter, citing ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws

On Oct. 6, an off-duty Kansas City firefighter was shot and killed at an Independence gas station following an altercation inside the store.  Witness reports state that a customer, Ja’Von Taylor, “disrespected”  the gas station’s cashier, which the off-duty firefighter, Anthony Santi, overheard. Santi then attempted to intervene and the…

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