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Three resident directors moving on

Three resident directors plan to leave John Brown University before the fall 2017 semester. Andrew Lehr, Resident director of walker, is one of the directors that will be leaving the university after five years in the dorm. “I feel like being in residence life is kind of like being Mary […]

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Nike creates new line for Muslims

The presence of Middle Eastern females in athletics is increasingly recognized. In its latest market expansion, Nike announced the Nike Pro Hijab, a new sportswear product geared toward female Muslim athletes. The hijab will be released next spring, according to Vogue Arabia. The Pro Hijab is made of thin material, […]

Genetic breakthrough fights sickle cell
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Genetic breakthrough fights sickle cell

A bone marrow transplant may be the answer to a disease that ravages hundreds of people’s blood cells. A breakthrough occurred in the fight against sickle cell disease with the discovery of a treatment that changes DNA. A teenager in Paris had Sickle Cell Disease treatment in early March and the […]

Mayfield set to begin renovations
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Mayfield set to begin renovations

Mayfield Residence Hall female residents will witness the renovation of their “home away from home,” this fall after over 52 years of its existence. The construction will affect housing for the upcoming school year. The project will begin in the new wing of the residence hall. During the 2017-2018 school […]

Outdoor Adventure Center opens
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Outdoor Adventure Center opens

The Outdoor leadership ministry program now has its own building. The Outdoor Adventure Center, located in the old Sager Cabin, helps make outdoor adventures easier by offering gear for JBU students, staff and faculty and their immediate family to rent. Mountain bikes, kayaks, canoes and equipment for camping and backpacking […]

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Ford invests in self-driving cars, ethics debated

Automotive magnate Ford Motor Company took a billion-dollar risk on a self-driving car startup. Ford hopes this new company, which specializes in artificial intelligence, machine learning and computer vision, will produce the hardware and software necessary to outfit Ford vehicles with self-driving technology by 2021. This is one more step […]

Uber faces more criticism on sexual assault
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Uber faces more criticism on sexual assault

Susan Fowler, a former Uber engineer, may have started a watershed moment for Uber when she wrote a blog post alleging that she faced sexual harassment at Uber’s corporate office. Uber was recently forced to ask for the resignation of Senior Vice President of engineering Amit Signal when he did […]

JBU hosts video game tournament
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JBU hosts video game tournament

Tension settles on a nearly quiet stadium. The clock shows the remaining time in a match between two teams of professionals. With keyboards clacking, computer mice clicking in measured and deliberate time and the monosyllabic communication between team members, the typical atmosphere of an eSports tournament quickens the blood of […]

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Arkansas requires citizenship test

Arkansas recently joined several other states in requiring graduating high schoolers to pass citizenship tests. New laws require all high-schoolers in Arkansas to pass the same test as immigrants seeking citizenship. At least fifteen other states require high school students to pass the civics section of the naturalization exam for […]

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Georgia legislature rethinks assault

According to current state and federal laws, university students decide whether to report sexual misdemeanors to their administration or to the police or both. Students don’t have to report if they so choose.  Republican Sponsor Representative Earl Ehrhart proposed a bill, HB-51, that will alter universities’ approach to cases of […]