Washburn University

Washburn U. Removes Statues of ‘Controversial’ Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin

Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, quietly removed statues of Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin from campus in July over concerns that they would be vandalized by protesters. The university also feared that having a statue of Thomas Jefferson would become a “target or an embarrassment” for alumni. Statues of Jefferson have recently been targeted by vandals on campuses and in parks around the country.

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Giants Draft Pick Corey Ballentine Shot and Injured

Fan outrage and angst over the Giants draft picks this weekend gave way to genuine thoughts and prayers on Sunday, when it was learned that New York’s 6th round pick Corey Ballentine was injured in an off-campus shooting.

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