Around the industry: College will no longer display remains of Native American

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  • Florida: The State University System of Florida aims to have 40% of undergraduate student credit hours come from online classes by 2025. Under the plan set by the system's Board of Governors, the use of online classes would more than double from the 2013-2014 academic year. The plan hinges largely on the hope that students will take online classes if they receive discounted tuition or fees (Dunkelberger, Sun Sentinel, 10/18). 
  • Missouri: Washington University in St. Louis' School of Medicine has stopped using cats to teach medical students neonatal intubation, and will instead train future doctors using mannequins and advanced simulators. The decision came as a result of pressure from animal rights groups who have opposed the practice. The remaining cats in the lab will be adopted by medical school employees (Bernhard, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/17).
  • Wyoming: Central Wyoming College will no longer display the remains of a Native American woman used for research purposes after Fremont County Coroner Mark Stratmoen ruled that doing so was illegal. Federal rules only allow for such study when determining tribal affiliation. However, a 1985 study conducted by the University of Wyoming had already identified the woman as Eastern Shoshone. Going forward, only registered students and researchers will be able to view the remains (AP/Billings Gazette, 10/8). 

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