Around the industry: University grants tenure to science professor previously ordered to stop teaching intelligent design

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  • Indiana: Ball State University (BSU) has granted tenure to a science professor ordered to stop teaching intelligent design three years ago. In 2013, Eric Hedin, an associate professor of physics and astronomy, discussed intelligent design in his "Boundaries of Science" class. BSU President Jo Ann Gora told Hedin the subject was inappropriate for a science class (AP/U.S. News & World Report, 5/11). 
  • New York: A 22-year-old student stole an ambulance while its crew was responding to a call at the University of Rochester on Thursday. The student has been charged with grand larceny, criminal mischief, traffic violations, and driving while intoxicated (AP/New York Times, 5/12).
  • North Carolina: Duke University plans to build a $62 million hotel on its west campus. The 198-room JB Duke Hotel will feature two bars, a restaurant, courtyards and terraces, and a grand hall. Duke's MBA programs will use the hotel and conference facilities for working professionals and certain courses hosted by the Fuqua School of Business (Nelson, REBusinessOnline, 5/9). 

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