UN Siege Aid Heading to Syria, College President Forcing Students to Drop Out


Syria Crisis: UN Siege Aid ‘could start within 24 hours’-BBC News

The UN plans to begin delivering aid to more besieged areas in Syria in the next 24 hours after world powers discussed having an end to hostilities in a week’s time. A few Syrian cities have not received humanitarian aid for more than a year due to the constant fighting. Also, a new U.N. task force has been formed to better distribute supplies to the cities of Syria.  “We hope to start as early as tomorrow, immediately after the meeting, decisions will be taken to roll the aid in, especially to besieged areas that need it, “ UN Spokesman Ahmad Fawzi said.

Maryland College in Turmoil After Professors Fired Over Student Newspaper Report-CBS News

Mount Saint Mary’s University, a small Catholic college in Maryland, is in turmoil after the school’s president was reported as wanting to force struggling students out of the college to improve the college’s standing. Last month the school’s student newspaper The Mountain Echo reported that the school’s President Simon Newman was looking to identify struggling students in the first week of school and then persuade them to drop out.  The school paper also reported the president told employees that resisted this plan,“This is hard for you because you think of the students as cuddly bunnies. But you just can’t. You just have to drown the bunnies…put a Glock to their heads.”

Scott Kelly from Space: Earth’s Atmosphere ‘looks very, very fragile’-CNN

Scott Kelly, an astronaut on the International Space Station, explained to CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta via satellite that the earth’s atmosphere “looks very, very fragile” and “like something we need to take care of.” Kelly is active on social media and shares photos of the earth from the International Space Station to his followers. “As far as the atmosphere is concerned, and being able to see the surface, you know, I would say definitely those areas that I mentioned look kind sick,” Kelly said.