Students experiment in pop-up newsroom

Published: 25th November 2013 12:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th November 2013 11:11 PM   |  A+A-

Students of Asian College of Journalism, Chennai, along with their counterparts from California State University, USA, Newcastle University, UK, and National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan, carried out a 24-hour, live, mobile journalism project — Pop-Up Newsroom — on economic inequality on November 16. Starting from 9am, students took charge of the newsroom for eight hours each, depending on the time zone.

Mangalore prof accused of plagiarism

Prof Amitha Mahesh Hegde, co-author of ‘Understanding and management of special child in Pediatric Dentistry’, has alleged to have plagiarised from Wikipedia. An email reportedly signed by alumni and postgraduate students of Pedodontia Department in AB Shetty Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, to Dental Council of India and Karnataka State Dental Council has unearthed this ugly fact.

Medico set on fire

A student of Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College in Kolar, Karnataka, was admitted to St John’s Hospital, Bangalore, in a critical condition on November 13 after he was allegedly set ablaze by miscreants who also snatched his gold chain. The victim has been identified as Kamalesh, a ninth semester student.

Engineering student commits suicide

NN Shantharaj (22), an engineering student of SJCE College, Mysore, committed suicide by consuming poison at a park on Bogadi Road on November 14. Shantharaj was disqualified from the seventh semester in polymer science due to attendance shortage. He had a poor academic record and allegedly had debts due to betting on cricket matches. In his suicide note, Shantharaj said he was not able to correct himself despite committing repeated mistakes, due to the influence of bad company who were with him till he had money, but turned their back on him in his time of need.

Teacher in limbo

Barely a fortnight after an official was suspended for allegedly increasing diploma students’ marks for personal benefits, the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) is inquiring into another instance of malpractice involving a polytechnic teacher. Venkatesh, head of the automobile engineering department at Smt LV Government Polytechnic in Hassan, Bangalore, is facing an inquiry following allegations that he demanded money from students in exchange for theory and practical marks. The DTE inquiry is the result of a written complaint by a former student of the Hassan College.


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