Quick Takes: MIT Settles Drug-Abuse Case, 2 Students Charged With Murdering Another, San Franciscans Seek to Bar Military Recruiters, Secret Pot Farm
Submitted by Scott Jaschik on July 13, 2005 - 4:00am
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the family of a student who died while using laughing gas have settled a suit filed by the family and charging MIT with ignoring drug abuse in its dormitories, according to an Associated Press report. The article said that MIT has agreed to create a fund to pay for additional orientation programs.
A student at Benedictine University and a student at the College of DuPage have been charged with beating a University of Illinois at Chicago student to death Saturday with a bicycle lock, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Activists in San Francisco are organizing a non-binding ballot measure that would encourage schools and colleges in the city to bar military recruiters, according to the Associated Press.  The "College, Not Combat" measure could be on the ballots this fall.
An elaborate, underground marijuana farm may have operated for years at the State University of New York at Old Westbury, reports CNBC. An electrical contractor recently stumbled on the remains of the 1,800 square foot farm, which appears not to have been actively used for several years.