Category Archives: College
The Smoking Gun- While it is unclear what last week’s raid at the offices of the University of Northern Virginia yielded for federal immigration agents, a peek inside the home of the man who runs the controversial for-profit school would surely have been more interesting.
That’s because David Lee, UNVA’s chancellor and chair of its board of trustees, is so into domination and sadomasochism that he has transformed his basement into a suburban dungeon complete with bondage racks.
In fact, the 64-year-old Lee (pictured at right) and his girlfriend recently advertised online seeking “attractive submissive” women who “wish to be part of our poly family. Ideally you will consider yourself a slave or a sub with slave tendencies.”
Lee’s ad appeared on collarme.com, which describes itself as the “largest BDSM Community on the Planet.” “We enjoy almost all kinks, and are expert in most of them. But for us it is more the submission and commitment that matter.” Lee and his girlfriend (who used the handle “polyfamilyinva2”) added, “We provide a safe, sane home with a good balance of love and discipline. We are very serious about finding a permanent addition to our poly family.”
Full Article Here (and more photos)
Amazon is now offering Textbook rental with Kindle. This will enable students to rent textbooks for the amount of time they need, and not over spend. I know when I was in college, I spent hundreds of dollars on books that I used very rarely. This new advantage is great, especially in our current economy and seeing as students are finding it difficult to find money to purchase the necessary tools to succeed in classes.
“Kindle Textbook Rental is a flexible and affordable way to read textbooks. You can rent for the minimum length, typically 30 days, and save up to 80% off the print list price. If you find you need your textbook longer, you can extend your rental by as little as 1 day as many times as you want and just pay for the added days.”
For more information, visit here
“Main investigator and three deputies used privileged documents to help build a case against the “Irvine 11,” a group of UC Irvine and UC Riverside students who are charged with conspiracy to disrupt a speech by Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren in February 2010.”
This post has been corrected. See note at the bottom for details.
An Orange County Superior Court judge has ordered the district attorney’s office to remove its main investigator and three top deputies from the case against a group of college students accused of disrupting an ambassador’s speech at UC Irvine.
Judge Peter Wilson’s dismissal Thursday of the prosecutors is an attempt to remedy the D.A.’s unauthorized use of privileged documents to help build a case against the “Irvine 11,” a group of UC Irvine and UC Riverside students who are charged with conspiracy to disrupt a speech by Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren in February 2010.
Wilson’s move rids the case of lead investigator Paul Kelly — who was expected to testify against the Irvine 11 before his removal — Senior Assistant Dist. Attys. William Feccia and Rebecca Olivieri, and Assistant Dist. Atty. Mike Lubinski, the Daily Pilot reported.
While looking through thousands of documents obtained through search warrants, Kelly came across communications between the Irvine 11 and their defense attorney, Reem Salahi. The defense identified 20,000 pages, deemed privileged by the judge, in the D.A.’s possession.
At least one email between Salahi and a student was used to bring new charges against that student.
Wilson said Kelly seemed unaware of the protocols that needed to be followed when he came across the privileged attorney-client communications.
“It’s a stop and discuss,” Wilson said. “It’s not a self-police.”
The Orange County district attorney’s office now has to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that none of the evidence it plans to use was directly or indirectly obtained through privileged information, Wilson ruled.
The defense attorneys initially asked the court to recuse the D.A.’s office from the case altogether because, they argued, the use of the privileged information prejudiced the case against the students. The defense also said that it would be difficult for the prosecutors to argue the case fairly when considering the level of involvement top deputy district attorneys and Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas himself have in the Irvine 11 case.
Wilson contended that the breach was not severe enough to remove the district attorney’s office.
The next court hearing is scheduled at 9 a.m. July 21 at the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana.
[For the Record, 11:57 a.m. July 1: An earlier version of the headline on this post said the judge had dismissed an investigator and top prosecutors. The judge actually ordered the district attorney's office to take them off the case.]
– Mona Shadia, Times Community News
Photo: College students protest in front of the offices of the Orange County district attorney in Santa Ana in February against charges being brought against the 11 students who interrupted a speech by Israeli ambassador Michael Oren at UC Irvine last year. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times