Teen smiles after she's convicted of killing roommate CNN.COmIn a discrimination case, which probably deserves a post of its own, the
September 19, 2008
TUCSON, Arizona (AP) — A 19-year-old woman was convicted Friday of murdering her roommate in their University of Arizona dorm room by stabbing her 23 times.
Galareka Harrison made no expression as the jury's verdict was read. She was convicted of first-degree murder in the death of 18-year-old Mia Henderson, a fellow Navajo tribal member from northern Arizona. She was also found guilty of three counts of forgery and one count of identity theft.After court recessed, she gave a wan smile, stood up and put on a black coat before being led out of the courtroom by jailers.[More]
NMSU faculty members charge racial discrimination By HEATHER CLARK Associated Press Writer Article Launched: 09/19/2008 03:34:57 PM MDT
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.â€”Four current and former New Mexico State University faculty members and a graduate student have filed a lawsuit in federal court charging university administrators with racial discrimination and unfair professional retaliation.
Four plaintiffs allege they were racially and sexually discriminated against in the university's Department of Health Science and then lost their positions or were denied promotions after they complained about the problems, the 37-page complaint said.
The plaintiffs include faculty members Satya Rao, who is East Indian; former faculty members Yelena Bird, who is black, and her husband, John Moraros, who is of Greek and Hispanic descent; and graduate student Freedom Cheteni, who is from Zimbabwe. [More]