Bernard Onditi/Adventist News Network writes:
An initiative designed to groom post-graduate students at Seventh-day Adventist universities in Africa saw its first graduation last week.
Earning master's degrees in pastoral theology and leadership from the Adventist University of Africa, the first 174 graduates of the program are seen as products of the Adventist Church's expansion of higher education in Africa, regional church leaders said.
The Ugandan Sunday Monitor reports:
Bugema Seventh Day (sic) Adventist Secondary School was yesterday closed down and all its 1,000 students sent home after a two-day strike turned violent in the wee hours of Sunday morning forcing the Police to intervene.
The students were protesting poor feeding and mistreatment by teachers including use of corporal punishment by the administrators at the church-run school.
From the Trans-European Division News Bulletin:
Bracknell, England – The Awards Ceremony at Newbold College marked a significant step forward in developing the professional skills of the 53 graduates, who marched down the aisle of the Newbold Church Centre at the Awards Ceremony on 5 July.
From National Public Radio:
The physician who was with pop superstar Michael Jackson at the time of his death is being identified as Dr. Conrad Robert Murray.
TMZ.com is reporting that the car police impounded was registered to Murray's sister. The website is also reporting that the doctor was living with Jackson at the rented house where the musical legend lived.
The Trinidad Express reports:
Friday, June 19th 2009
AFRAID to contract influenza A/H1N1, students at the University of the Southern Caribbean (USC) in Maracas, St Joseph, are troubled over the fact that they are being asked to remove their face masks and their latex gloves even though the school has confirmed that a foreign student tested positive for the virus known as swine flu.
Columbia Union College has officially announced it is changing its name to Washington Adventist University.
The New York Times reports:
Robert Redford, the actor and environmental superhero, is a vocal supporter of renewable power and sustainable growth — but it seems that doesn’t include a proposal for an ecofriendly housing development in his corner of the Napa Valley.