News Briefs: Nov. 28


THE UNIVERSITY of Missouri is under investigation by the NCAA for alleged academic fraud, the Kansas City Star reported Wednesday. A former athletic department tutor said she helped athletes cheat.

MORE THAN 250 college and university presidents have signed a statement in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which allowed some people who were brought illegally to the U.S. as children a two-year work permit and exemption from deportation. The program was the result of an executive order by President Barack Obama, which President-elect Donald Trump called “illegal and unconstitutional” on his website. As of the Nov. 22 version of the statement, President Richard Myers had not signed it, but University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little had. The list of signatories will be updated Monday.

FIDEL CASTRO died Friday at age 90 after ruling Cuba from 1959-2008. According to The Washington Post, Trump in a statement called Castro “a brutal dictator.” Castro’s younger brother Raul, who is 85, has ruled Cuba since 2008.

Jason Tidd graduated from Kansas State University's Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communication in May 2017. He was the spring 2017 editor-in-chief, fall 2016 news editor and spring 2016 assistant news editor. While at K-State, Jason played baritone in the Pride of Wildcat Land marching band.