News Briefs

Trayvon Martin protesters ransack Miami Walgreens

On March 24, North Miami Beach Senior High School students ransacked a Walgreens convenience store after walking out in protest of the controversial shooting of Trayvon Martin, 17. Martin was shot and killed in a Sanford, Fla. neighborhood by George Zimmerman, a member of the community’s neighborhood watch. Surveillance video shows a large group of students running through the store. Police estimate that 80-100 students stormed in, resulting in $150 worth of damage and stolen merchandise. Police also said some of the students dropped their IDs on the way out of the store.


NSU’s College of Dental Medicine offers services to low-income families

On April 17, the College of Dental Medicine will give free dental service to children from low-income families in an event called “Give Kids A Smile Day.” The event will provide services such as X-rays, exams, cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants, and restorations to children aged 2-18. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at NSU Health Care Centers’ dental clinic, located at the corner of 30th Street and University Drive in Davie. Last year, NSU’s College of Dental Medicine provided $125,000 worth of dental care to children. This year, there will be more than 200 NSU dental students and faculty volunteers at event. In addition, face painters, magicians, music, the giant “Timmy the Tooth” mascot, and free toothbrushes will be available for the children.


Fourth annual juried student exhibition

April 4-27, the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences Division of Performing and Visual Arts will host an exhibition of juried student artwork. The exhibition will showcase a variety of two- and three-dimensional artwork, including prints, digital art, paintings, photographs, drawings, and sculptural works. It is located in Gallery 217 in the Don Taft University Center on Mondays from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon-1 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. For more information, contact Lindsay Bartels, in the college’s Division of Performing and Visual Arts, at (954) 262-7620.


JetBlue pilot suspended after troubling behavior

Clayton Osbon, captain of JetBlue Flight 191 heading from New York to Las Vegas, was subdued by crew members and passengers after allegedly screaming and trying to get back into the cockpit after his co-pilot locked him out. His behavior prompted an emergency landing in Amarillo, Texas on March 27. Osbon is suspended pending further investigation. Officials said he is receiving medical care under FBI custody. Osbon has worked for JetBlue for 12 years.


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