Tufts Students: Don't Offend With Halloween Costumes

Members of Tufts University's Greek system have been told they could face "serious disciplinary sanctions" - including a possible investigation by the campus police - for wearing Halloween costumes that offend peers or make the campus community "feel threatened or unsafe". But the letter goes on to ominously warn that "there are consequences for wearing an offensive costume". For example, researchers found that in the top 15 costumes are superhero Deadpool, Cinderella, Ariel, and the Frozen characters. Outfits relating to tragedy, controversy, or acts of violence are also inappropriate.

A student organization at the Ohio University has released their latest poster in a campaign against costumes based on ethnic and racial stereotypes.

Amber Alert Issued for 6-Year-Old Out of Spokane Valley, WA
Tracy is 5 foot, 6 inches, weighs 170 pounds and was last seen wearing blue jeans and a blue hoodie with white lettering. Danika is described as 4 feet tall, 55 pounds with brown hair, wearing blue jeans and a pink or purple top.

Tufts is trying to spin the letter as something "written by students, for students, to encourage a thoughtful and considerate celebration of Halloween". Ms. Christakis wrote in response to guidelines from the university's Intercultural Affairs Committee warning students not to wear "culturally unaware or insensitive" costumes.

Halloween is one of the best nights out every year.

United Nations envoy Ahmed calls for Yemen truce to be extended amid fighting
A senior Houthi, Hassan Al-Sharafi, was killed in border clashes on Friday night in Saada province, military officials said. The combined attacks killed 20 people, a lot of them patients, and were both acknowledged by the Saudi-led coalition.

"Some pets tolerate our desire to dress them up in costumes, but many prefer their birthday suits", said Dr. Yvonne Bellay, animal welfare program manager at DATCP.

The post Here are the most popular Halloween costumes in each state - is your costume one of them? appeared first on HelloGiggles. Students can be investigated-perhaps by the police-for the crime of cultural appropriation, but no, this is not a policy.

No 'criminal act' in race of FBI agent's wife
McAuliffe allied himself with the Clintons in the 1990s when President Bill Clinton chose him as chief fundraiser. This means than over $675,000 was donated to Clinton's candidacy directly under the control of Mr.

At this point, we might as well cancel the holiday. Now, as awareness of the problem grows on college campuses, students, activists, and university administrators have begun to grapple with how to handle it.

(Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.)
 
Recommended

Extremists plotting attacks on West from Raqqa
Cavusoglu referred to Turkey's ambitious offensive in Syria as an example of how Turkey took the threat to its security seriously. US and allied warplanes have sporadically bombed the city and its outskirts for almost two years.

Baby born twice at Texas Children's Hospital
However, doctors at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston told the Boemers that she had another option: open fetal surgery. He explained that while the tumor is trying to grow by sucking blood flow from the baby, the baby is also trying to grow.

Mystery Solved: How HIV Came To The US
The man known as 'Patient Zero , ' long accused of triggering the AIDS epidemic in the USA , has been exonerated. A "trail of error and hype" led to him being branded with the " Patient Zero " title, Dr McKay maintained.

SpaceX's Elon Musk elaborates on plan to colonize Mars
An intrepid Redditor also noted that the ICT booster (Interplanetary Colonial Transport) uses, prophetically, 42 booster rockets. The "biggest" issue right now, according to Musk, is finding a way to seal the carbon fiber tanks in the ITS booster.

Hong Kong pro-independence lawmakers storm council chamber despite ban
Council rules state that members can not attend meetings or vote before they take the oath. They have also called for Hong Kong to "regain" its lost right to self-determination.

India beat NZ in third test, bag series 3-0
The entire second innings of the visitors folded in just one-and-a-half sessions on Day -4 with an entire day remaining. Latham's dismissal signalled the start of a collapse as they lost five wickets for just 30 runs.

Trump campaign beginning to accept defeat
Unless Conway's defining #NeverTrump as "anyone who really dislikes Trump", I don't know where she's getting this figure. Donald Trump still behind according to most polls right now.

Key developments after death of Thailand's beloved king
The official mourning period in the country will be 1 year, with flags flying at half-mast for the next 30 days. Residents have been asked to wear black and avoid engaging in "festivities" for 30 days, according to Reuters .

A look at the fight for control of the Senate
The poll showed Clinton ahead of Trump 47 percent to 38 percent in the suburbs and 43 percent to 37 percent upstate. Toomey told Pennsylvania voters he will serve as a "check" on Hillary Clinton's nominations to the Supreme Court.

Rockwell Collins to acquire B/E Aerospace for $8.3 billion
Sales in the period rose 4.4 percent from a year earlier to $1.45 billion, trailing the average analyst estimate of $1.48 billion. Depending on the size of the aircraft, Ortberg said , there is $200,000 to more than $1 million of "opportunity" per aircraft.

Iran leader slams 'bad' and 'worse' USA hopefuls
Full diplomatic ties have not been in place since Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution and the seizure of the American embassy in Tehran.

UNESCO expected to adopt controversial Jerusalem resolution
The graves of the two Fatah cofounders in Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria were vandalized by members of the so-called Islamic State. Israelis and many Jews around the world saw it as the latest example of an ingrained bias against Israel at the United Nations.

Crosby sparks comeback in season debut
Sidney Crosby scored in his return to the Pittsburgh Penguins lineup against the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night. Crosby had looked off the pace as the Panthers moved into an early 2-0 lead through Reilly Smith and Mark Pysyk.

Multiple deaths reported in California tour bus crash
JFK Memorial Medical Center in Indio received five patients, all with minor injuries, chief development officer Linda Evans said. USA Holiday is known for transporting people from Los Angeles to Southern California casinos, according to The Desert Sun .

Illinois joins $41M multi-state settlement with Hyundai, Kia
That settlement was on top of $395 million the automakers agreed to pay in 2013 to resolve claims from the owners of the vehicles. The fine is the latest in the ongoing fallout from misstated mileage numbers on over 1.2 million vehicles in the U.S.


More News

News
More News