Campus / News / May 20, 2015

College to host open forum for Director of Campus Safety

College to host open forum for Director of Campus Safety candidate

GALESBURG, ILL.  Mark Melker will be on campus Monday, May 25 from 4-5 p.m. in the Trustee’s Room of Alumni Hall as a candidate for Director of Campus Safety. Welker is currently the Executive Director of Public Safety at Eastern Kentucky University. He joined Eastern Kentucky in 2004 as Chief of Campus Police. The undergraduate enrollment of Eastern Kentucky is 14,000, with 30 percent of students living in campus housing. (Source: Knox College)

Pilot who landed at U.S. Capitol faces six charges

WASHINGTON, DC — A Florida pilot, Douglas Hughes, who landed a gyrocopter at the U.S. Capitol, has been given six charges from the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington, DC and faces nine and a half years in prison. He was arrested on April 15 after he landed on the Capitol’s West Lawn. Hughes said the flight was politically motivated to point out the influence of big money in politics. A congressional hearing has been called to investigate the safety of D.C. buildings. This comes on the heels of another Capitol scandal where the Capitol police have left their guns in public restrooms three times this year. Penalties for such negligence may be increased from five to 30 days. (Source: Associated Press)

Ancient Syrian city of Palmyra taken by ISIS fighters

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Five days after seizing the Iraqi city of Ramadi, ISIS fighters took the ancient city of Palmyra. Palmyra possesses a large complex of 2,000-year-old colonnades and tombs, as well as the Tadmur Prison for Syrian dissenters. The city is also significant for its surrounding gas fields and its proximity to a network of roads across the central desert. Control of the city allows ISIS to control the roads leading from eastern Syria to Damascus and other major cities in the west and in western Iraq. (Source: New York Times)

TKS Staff

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