Monday, May 9, 2011

MORNING HEADLINES: Summer is coming

Posted By on Mon, May 9, 2011 at 8:19 AM

Frat is back — Four years after being kicked off campus for hazing and alcohol abuse, Sigma Nu has returned to WSU. We wish them many a crusty dean they can enrage with their lovable hijinks. (SR)

School’s out forever — The East Valley School board is asking parents for input on their decision to close Mountain View Middle School. Budget cuts are being put forth as the reason, but considering that East Valley has planned to eliminate middle school for the last year, that’s only half the story. (KREM)

Please welcome our guest speaker, maybe you’ve heard of him — Today, the White House will let Bridgeport High School, a small school in Bridgeport, Wash., know if they were chosen to have President Barack Obama speak at their commencement. They were one of three finalists for the honor. (KXLY)

Diplomatic disunity — When you’re caught in a screw-up by, say, letting the world’s most wanted terrorist thrive in a mansion next door, there are some effective ways to apologize. Instead, Pakistan blamed the United States for violating its state sovereignty and then possibly outed the name of a C.I.A. officer in Islamabad. Tacky move, Pakistan. (NYT)

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