Sunday, February 26, 2017
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The Boston Globe reports:
Harvard created a stir last month when it announced that it might “revise or replace” a controversial plan to sanction students who join all-male social clubs long seen as bastions of wealth and privilege.How much longer can Harvard have single sex sports teams, in the name of egalitarianism???
To some on campus, it seemed Harvard, under pressure from alumni and faculty, might abandon its push to force so-called final clubs, as well as sororities and other women-only clubs, to accept members of the opposite sex.
But the new committee of students, professors, and administrators that will reexamine the issue now appears unlikely to grant the clubs a reprieve.
In an interview, Rakesh Khurana, dean of the college, made clear that, whatever the committee decides, single-gender social organizations will still have to go co-ed.
Posted by Steve Bartin at 9:34 AM
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Palestinian activists throw shoes at banner depicting Pres. Trump: He "doesn't see us as equal human beings"
WSJ/NBC poll finds 44% of Americans approve of Trump’s job performance, while 48% disapprove https://t.co/luqe31KNVo— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) February 26, 2017
EPA Employees Used Gov’t Purchase Card to Spend $14,985 on Fitness Memberships. Purchases did not comply with any of the internal controls that were tested.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Environmental Protection Agency employees used their government purchase cards to spend $14,985 on fitness memberships, according to an audit by the inspector general of the agency.The "self-interest" at the EPA.
With the goal of assessing the risk of illegal, improper, and erroneous purchases made on the EPA's purchase card, the auditors evaluated 18 transactions totaling $48,345 and found that none of them complied with any of the internal controls that were tested.
Some of these controls require that officials give approval, that records be properly placed in the vendor's banking system, and that transactions be reviewed by the card holder within 10 days of posting.
The auditors found that 2 of the 18 transactions, totaling $14,985, were for fitness memberships. Three other transactions were made to vendors who were considered high risk, which requires further documentation for review.
Posted by Steve Bartin at 9:06 AM
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