At the college level
Posted: Thursday, October 20, 2011 8:49 am
The Messenger 10.19.11
Four students from Obion County were among 46 who recently graduated from the latest Basic Law Enforcement Academy class at Walters State Community College.
The graduates included James C. Hall and Jeff L. Webber, both of Union City; Jessica P. Thornton of Rives; and William B. Yates of Troy, who is with the Gleason Police Department.
Webber earned the graduating class’ firearms award.
The Basic Law Enforcement Academy, held at the college’s Greeneville/Green County campus, offered the eight-week training period required of all new law enforcement recruits during their first year of employment.
The program is part of the East Tennessee Regional Law Enforcement Academy established at Walters State by the Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission. It is also part of the college’s Public Safety Center of Emphasis, a designation recognizing its outstanding record in career preparation.
The speaker for the graduation exercises was James F. Keesling, retired chief of police of the City of Kingsport.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — University of California Los Angeles students may be allowed to live with members of the opposite sex in dorm rooms, in a move that campus officials hope will better serve transgender students.
Office of Residential Life director Suzanne Seplow says a policy is being researched and could be implemented as soon as next fall.
Seplow says the change would bring the school’s housing policies in line with many other universities, including UC Berkeley and Stanford.
Transgender students say living with a member of the gender they’re transitioning to can ease stressful living situations.
Seplow stresses that UCLA students would never be forced to room with a student of the opposite gender. Coed living arrangements would only be made to accommodate student requests.
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