Off the Hill 11/19/13

LOCAL

Wooster alum appointed to Deputy Director of the FBI

The Wooster Voice Mark Giuliano, a member of the College of Wooster’s class of 1983, was appointed to the post of Deputy Director of the FBI, making him second-in-command of the bureau. Giuliano studied economics while attending Wooster, and prior to his promotion, was the Assistant Director of the Counterterrorism Division of the FBI.

Columbus man shot after threatening police with a knife

The Columbus Dispatch Jason D. White, age 31, was fatally shot by Columbus police officers Sunday morning after threatening them with a knife. The police arrived on the scene after White entered a woman’s unlocked apartment and threatened to stab her. Details about how many shots were fired or the names of the officers have not yet been released. 

 

NATIONAL

‘Black’ movies make big splashes at the box office

USA Today Critics and Hollywood studio executives are sure to be surprised: The Best Man Holiday, a film with a predominantly black cast, raked in $30.6 million at the box office in its first weekend, placing a close second behind a Thor sequel, which pulled in $38.5 million. Other surprises this year have included Fruitvale Station and The Butler, other films starring black actors, which brought in $16 million and $115 million, respectively.

Secretary of Education spurs controversy over testing

The Washington Post Secretary of Education Arne Duncan responded to criticisms of Common Core State Standards testing, saying that they come from “white suburban moms who [are upset] their child aren’t as brilliant as they thought they were.” Supporters of Common Core say that it raises standards for teaching and learning across the country.

 

INTERNATIONAL

China looks to loosen one-child policy

New York Times The Chinese government is considering allowing couples to have two children instead of one. The proposed policy change would apply only to couples living in the cities and couples where both spouses are only children. Challengers are afraid of the burden it would put on public services, while proponents say that more children will combat an aging population.