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2015–16 University of Missouri protests

In 2015, a series of protests at the University of Missouri related to race, workplace benefits, leadership resulted in the resignations of the president of the University of Missouri System and the chancellor of the flagship Columbia campus. The moves came after a series of events that included a hunger strike by a student and a boycott by the football team; the movement was led by a student group named Concerned Student 1950. The movement and protests were documented in two films, one made by MU student journalists and the other, 2 Fists Up, by Spike Lee. While it is alleged that bad publicity from the protests has led to dropping enrollment and cutbacks, others have cited budget cuts issued from the state legislature. In 2010, two white students dropped cotton balls in front of the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center, they were arrested and charged with tampering, a felony, and, prosecuted as a hate crime based on evocation of the historical slur "cotton picker" to describe enslaved or sharecropping blacks.

The prosecutor asked for them to serve 120 days in jail, but they were only convicted of littering, a misdemeanor, sentenced to probation and community service, with no jail time. In 2011 a student was given probation for racially charged graffiti in a student dormitory; the events led to the creation of a diversity initiative called "One Mizzou" under MU chancellor Brady Deaton. This initiative was discontinued in 2015 owing to concerns. On September 12, 2015, a Facebook post by the student government president Payton Head described bigotry and anti-gay sentiment around the college campus, which gained widespread attention, he claimed that in an incident off campus, unidentified people in the back of a passing pickup truck directed racial slurs at him. "For those of you who wonder why I'm always talking about the importance of inclusion and respect, it's because I've experienced moments like this multiple times at THIS university, making me not feel included here." Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin called the incident "totally unacceptable" on September 17.

The first student protests occurred on September 24, 2015, at an event called "Racism Lives Here," where protesters claimed nothing had been done to address Head's concerns. On October 1, a second "Racism Lives Here" event was held with 40–50 participants. An incident involving a drunken student on October 4 gave rise to more racial tensions. While an African-American student group, the Legion of Black Collegians, was preparing for Homecoming activities, a white student walked on stage and was asked to leave. While departing the premises the student said, "These niggers are getting aggressive with me", according to the LBC; this prompted chancellor Loftin, traveling outside the US, to record a video message in response and to release a statement that said, "Racism and all prejudice is heinous and damaging to Mizzou... That is why all of us must commit to changing the culture at this university." That month, the student group "Concerned Student 1950" was created, referring to the first year the University of Missouri admitted black students.

On October 24, a police officer responding to a property damage complaint reported that an unknown vandal had smeared feces in the shape of a swastika on a bathroom wall in a dorm on campus. The university's Department of Residential Life filed photographs of the fecal smear in a hate crime incident report, the residential life director emailed a number of people on campus, including a Hillel organization, to request information about anti-Semitic activity on campus; the investigator in the university's Title IX office, noted in an email that the swastika may have been "meant to offend and threaten a larger population of our campus community in addition to Jewish students". On November 3, student Jonathan Butler launched a hunger strike, vowing not to eat until the president resigned. One of Butler's stated reasons for this was that Timothy Wolfe's car had hit him during a protest against Wolfe at the school's homecoming parade; as students confronted the president by linking arms in front of his vehicle, video showed Butler advancing towards the vehicle and making minimal contact.

No police charges were filed in connection to the incident. His statement said, "Mr. Wolfe had ample opportunity to create policies and reform that could shift the culture of Mizzou in a positive direction but in each scenario he failed to do so." Butler cited his participation in the Ferguson protests against the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown as a major influence for his action. On November 7, with hundreds of prospective students flooding Mizzou's campus for the university's recruiting day, student protesters intervened with a "mock tour" where they recited racist incidents that occurred at MU beginning in 2010 with the dispersion of cotton balls on the lawn of the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center along with more recent events such as the use of racial epithets against two young women of color outside of the MU Student Recreation Complex. On November 8, university football players announced they would not practice or play until Wolfe resigned costing the university a $1 million fine if they had to forfeit an upcoming game against Brigham Young University.

The Southeastern Conference Football Commissioner issued a statement saying, "I respect Missouri's student-athletes for engaging on issues of importance and am hopeful the concerns at the center of this matter will be resolved in a positive manner." The Mizzou Athletics Department indicated that it supported the players' actions. The protests attracted widespread local and national news media attention; some protesters said the coverage was impacted by journalists' lack of previous race-related experience


WJJL is a radio station broadcasting an oldies format centered around the early rock and roll era of the late 1950s to mid-1960s. Licensed to Niagara Falls, New York, United States, the station serves the Niagara Falls and Buffalo area from studios in Kenmore; the station is owned by M. J. Phillips Communications, Inc. WJJL went on the air in December 1947, it serves Western New York and Southern Ontario, Canada. An 18-year-old aspiring country musician named Ramblin' Lou Schriver was one of the station's first on-air personalities. WJJL was the first radio station to feature Party Line; the show was renamed Viewpoint in the 1960s and is maintained weekday mornings by longtime Niagara Falls fixture and former news director Tom Darro. Mr. Darro hosts a recorded music program preceding it which includes a reading of a list of public service announcements of events occurring in Niagara Falls. In the station's heyday, it was never a top-notch station. However, it was a launching pad for many future top talents.

These include former News Director and Viewpoint host Dave McKinley, now an Emmy Award-winning reporter for WGRZ-TV in Buffalo. John Murphy, the current radio voice of the Buffalo Bills, worked there early in his career, as did long-time WJYE/Buffalo Program Director/Morning Host Joe Chile, national voice-over artist Jeff Lawrence. Former WGN Radio-Chicago VP/General Manager Tom Langmyer worked there as a summer fill-in personality, news reporter and anchor while in college. Other noted WJJL alumni include WBEN talk show host Tom Bauerle, WBEN Reporter Dave Debo, Tony Magoo, John Jarrett, Jon Park, David J. Miller, Bob O'Neil, WKBW-TV Anchor Melanie Pritchard, WGR's Howard Simon, former WIVB-TV personality Craig Nigrelli, Cumulus Media Networks, Red Eye Radio, Nationally Syndicated Talk Host and former WBEN Talk Host Gary McNamara. A studio fire at the station's Niagara Falls headquarters in 1999 necessitated a move out of Niagara Falls to West Seneca. In June 2009, WJJL's morning show started broadcasting from a satellite studio in the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center in Niagara Falls.

From 2000 to 2009, WJJL broadcast weekly games of the City of Buffalo Public School's Harvard Cup football league. These broadcasts featured Rich Kozak on play-by-play, Hall of Fame Coach Art Serotte, sideline reporter Dr. John Pluta; the Harvard Cup championship was traditionally played on Thanksgiving. WJJL continues its weekly coverage of Western New York High School Football with the "Intense Milks" Game of the Week still focusing on the teams of the former Harvard Cup League. Kozak, Serotte and analyst Roger Weiss continue as part of the broadcast crew; the station's owner is M. J. Phillips. A woman who identified herself as "Joann Nicola Lutz Distefano Phillips", an Internet troll who hosted a show on WJJL in 1997 and is known for her bizarre screeds on radio message boards, has claimed to be the owner of the station, as well as M. J.'s ex-wife, tried to take over the station's license by filing parallel license renewals listing herself as the station owner. The FCC has rejected Joann's filings, including attempts in 2004, 2007, 2011 and 2017.

Distefano, according to Phillips's attorney, has been using the false filings and vexatious litigation to get back at Phillips over her dismissal. Official website Query the FCC's AM station database for WJJL Radio-Locator Information on WJJL Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WJJL

List of Arminia Bielefeld seasons

This is a list of seasons played by Arminia Bielefeld in German football, from their first competitive to the most recent completed season. It details the club's achievements in major competitions, the top scorers for each season; the club was formed on 3 May 1905 as 1. Bielefelder Fußballclub Arminia; the Fußballclub Siegfried Bielefeld joined Arminia two years later. On 7 July 1919, Arminia merged with the Bielefelder Turngemeinde 1848 and became known as Turngemeinde Arminia Bielefeld. However, this merger was not successful and had to declare bankruptcy on 20 October 1922; the 1. BFC Arminia was reestablished on 6 November 1922 and was renamed into the current name, Deutscher Sportclub Arminia Bielefeld, on 30 January 1926. Kirschneck, Jens. Arminia Bielefeld - 100 Jahre Leidenschaft. Göttingen: Verlag Die Werkstatt. ISBN 3-89533-479-0. "Alle Ligaplazierungen seit Gründung des Vereins". Blaue Daten. Archived from the original on October 21, 2007. Retrieved 2008-08-09

Highland station (SEPTA)

Highland station is a SEPTA Regional Rail station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Located at 8412 Seminole Avenue at Highland Avenue in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood, it serves the Chestnut Hill West Line; the Pennsylvania Railroad initiated service on June 11, 1884. The station is in zone 2 on the Chestnut Hill West Line, on former Pennsylvania Railroad tracks, is 10.7 track miles from Suburban Station. In 2004, this station saw 32 boardings on an average weekday. More usage appears to have doubled, but there is still considerable unused free parking in the Philadelphia Parking Authority lot and on the adjacent streets; the only shelter is a small Plexiglas hut on the inbound side. SEPTA – Highland Station Highland Avenue and Seminole Street entrance from Google Maps Street View

Zanetta Farussi

Zanetta Farussi, known as "La Buranella", was an Italian comedic actress. Her eldest son was the famous adventurer Giacomo Casanova. Born Maria Giovanna Farussi, her father, was a shoemaker. In 1724, at the age of seventeen, she married the actor, Gaetano Casanova, ten years her senior, who had just returned to Venice after several years with a touring theatrical troupe to take a position at the Teatro San Samuele; the marriage was opposed by her parents, because they considered acting to be a disreputable activity. Her father Girolamo died shortly after, from grief according to his grandson Giacomo, her mother, was reconciled only when Gaetano promised that he would not allow Zanetta to become an actress; this promise was soon broken. While she was there, Giacomo was born and Gaetano suspected that Michele Grimani, the theater's proprietor, was the father; the following year, they accepted a theatrical engagement in London. It was there they had their second son, who became a well-known painter.

It was rumored that his father was the Prince of Wales. They returned to Venice in 1728 and had four more children; the Grimani family remembering the suspicions surrounding Giacomo's birth, promised to look after Zanetta and her children. In 1734, she met Carlo Goldoni in Verona and he wrote a short comedy for her, called La Pupilla, it was presented as an interlude with Belisario. The following year, she accepted an engagement in Saint Petersburg, but it was unsuccessful as few people in Russia knew Italian at that time. In 1737, she signed a long-term contract with the Electorate of Saxony to appear in Italian comedies, she débuted in Pilnitz on the occasion of the proxy wedding of Crown Princess Maria Amalia. In 1748, she visited Warsaw, where she presented two short theatrical pieces she had written herself. In 1756, following the start of the Seven Years' War, the Saxon Court suspended the activities of her Italian comedy troupe. Everyone received an annual pension of 400 Thalers. During the war, she sought refuge in Prague.

As soon as it was safe, she remained there for the rest of her life. She was joined by her son Giovanni, who taught at the Academy of Fine Arts, her daughter, Maria Maddelena, who married the Court Organist, Peter August. Francesco Saverio Bartoli, Notizie Istoriche de' comici italiani che fiorirono intorno all'anno MDC fino ai giorni presenti, Conzatti, 1782, 2 vols.. Giacomo Casanova Storia della mia vita Edizione a cura di Carlo Cordie, illustrata da Bernardino Palazzi-Edizioni Casini-Roma, 1961, pp. 15-16. Edizione a cura di Piero Chiara e Federico Roncoroni edito dalla Arnoldo Mondadori Editore nel 1983 nella serie I Meridiani, pp. 20-21. Ultima edizione: Milano, Mondadori "I Meridiani", 2001. Jacques Casanova de Seingalt - Histoire de ma vie. Texte intégral du manuscrit suivi de textes inédits. Édition présentée et établie par Francis Lacassin. Editore Robert Laffont, 1993. Si tratta dell'edizione in 12 volumi del manoscritto originale in francese. Da considerare, allo stato, l'edizione critica di riferimento.

Fr. Augusto Freihernn O'Byrn, Giovanna Casanova und Die Comici Italiani am polnisch-sächsischen Hofe, in Neues Archiv für sächsische Geschichte und Alterthumskunde, 1880. Gillian Rees, The italian comedy in London, 1726–1727 with Zanetta Casanova, in L'intermédiaire des Casanovistes, Genève, Année XIII, 1996, pp. 25-32. Helmut Watzlawick, Le vrais débuts d'une actrice in L'intermédiare des casanovistes, Genève, Année XX, 2003, pp. 49-53