News Briefs

Biology alumni to participate in panel

The Office of Career Development will host a panel with four biology alumni to guide students in the process of applying for and attending professional schools. The panel will be held on March 30 at 5 p.m. in the Mailman-Hollywood Building Auditorium. To RSVP, log on to

Papa John inducted into NSU’s Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

John H. “Papa John” Schnatter will be inducted into the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship’s Entrepreneur Hall of Fame on April 13. Schnatter is one of three business leaders to be inducted this year. The other two inductees are the following: Beverly Raphael, CEO of RCC Associates, Inc., a general contracting firm, will be the second woman to be inducted in the hall’s 20-year history, and William E. Mahoney Jr., a U.S. Air Force veteran and founder and president of Mahoney and Associates, an insurance company.

Broward School Board member fired for racial slurs

The Broward County school board asked Ann Murray, a member since 2008, to resign last week. Murray allegedly made racist comments in 2007 when she worked as a supervisor at the school bus terminal for the district. Several of her coworkers complained that Murray used the N-word when referring to some of her African-American coworkers.

Group warns that the world ends in May

A Christian cult is traveling throughout Florida warning people that Judgment Day will be on May 21. The group thinks that on that day, the sky will turn red and the Earth will open up marking the return of Christ. The group originated in California and has about 400,000 followers. Group leaders say their mission is not to save people, only to warn them.

Survey says young people want to work for Google

A survey published last week by Universum, a branding company, revealed that most young people want to work for Google. The average age of the 10,306 people interviewed was 27. Second to Google, was Apple, followed by the Walt Disney Company.

BP oil spill goes to Hollywood

Last week, Summit Entertainment, Participant Media and Imagenation Abu Dhabi acquired the film rights to a New York Times article about the BP oil spill. The film will be written by Michael Sand and produced by Lorenzo Di Bonaventura. The movie will focus on the people involved and not the spill itself. It is expected to be released in 2012.

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