Daily Archive: April 25, 2013


    Virginia State University Students Charged In Hazing Deaths

    Police arrested three men and sought a fourth Tuesday after two Virginia State University freshmen were swept away while trying to cross a swift, rain-swollen river as part of an initiation rite. The body of one freshman, identified as Marvell Edmonson, 19, of Portsmouth, was recovered Monday. The search continued Tuesday for the second, Jauwan M. Holmes, 19, of Newport News. …


    The Truth About Chechnya and the Tsarnaev Brothers: An Unfair Connection

    After a week of reporting on Dzhokhar and TamerlanTsarnaev – and subsequently, Chechnya – we know no more about this complex part of the world or its people than we did before the Boston Marathon bombings of April 15th. As soon as Chechnya was identified as the suspects’ homeland of origin, the entire region became a symbol of age-old conflicts, mass stereotyping, and incomplete, Wikipedia-style reporting. Before the Tsarnaev brothers carried out the Boston Marathon bombings, very little attention was concentrated on the region. …