Around the industry: UIC police blame chief for tumult at Trump rally
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- California: University of California, Santa Cruz sent emails to 4,000 students in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, congratulating the students on their acceptance even though they had never applied to the school. The students were invited to a local reception taking place March 28. According to the university, the mishap resulted from a regional admissions office using a contact list of prospective students from the D.C. area instead of admitted students. UC Santa Cruz sent out a correction Thursday afternoon (Anderson, "Grade Point," Washington Post, 3/17).
- Illinois: University of Illinois at Chicago police say their chief put them in danger at a rally earlier this month for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. In a letter to the campus police chief and University of Illinois Board of Trustees, the officers said the chief disregarded their safety during the calamity that ensued after the announcement that the rally was being cancelled. The officers said that no contingency plan had been created, they did not receive proper training for the event, and they were placed in unnecessary danger while Chief Kevin Booker "stayed far away from the actual event." UIC disputed the officers' claims in a statement, saying the officers had appropriate training and safety equipment, and that Chief Booker was on-site at the event (Goudie, ABC 7, 3/15).
- Ohio: Miami University, the University of Cincinnati, and Cincinnati State Technical and Community College have been awarded a $1 million grant from the state Department of Higher Education to take part in 3-D printing projects. The Regionally Aligned Priorities in Delivering Skills grant is focused on promoting advancements in the aerospace and biohealth industries (Murphy, Cincinnati Enquirer, 3/16).
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