Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : November 12th 2015 Contents come to class because of the threats.
"The only way bullies are defeated is by standing
up to them ... If we cancel the exam, they win;
if we go through with it, they lose," the professor
In recent weeks, students staged a sit-in on a
university plaza and one graduate student par-
ticipated in a hunger strike, calling for Mr Wolfe s
Among the offences black students have com-
plained about are that a swastika drawn in faeces
was found in a dormitory bathroom and that they
are subjected to racial slurs by passerby in cars
and on campus.
Wolfe stepped down after the university s Amer-
ican football team joined the cause, threatening
not to play until action was taken to address racial
issues on the mostly white campus.
Thursday, November 12, 2015 www.guardian.co.tt Guardian
Police at the University of Missouri
have arrested at least one man after
death threats were posted online against
Officials linked 19-year-old Hunter
Park to some of the threatening posts
but did not say how.
The university increased security but
said there is no "immediate threat."
Park s arrest comes days after Univer-
sity President Tim Wolfe was forced out,
accused of not doing enough to address
racism on campus.
Threats mostly came from users of the
anonymous messaging app Yik-Yak.
Yik Yak condemned the threatening
messages and said in a news release that
the company works alongside authorities
to help in investigations and it may share
information with law enforcement.
Park was not on campus or nearby
when posting the message, police said.
He lives in Rolla, Missouri, about 100
miles south of the Columbia campus and
is a student at the Missouri University
of Science & Technology, the school con-
"I m going to stand my ground tomor-
row and shoot every black person I see,"
one anonymous post read on Yik Yak.
Another warned black students simply
not to come to campus the next day and
another said "we re waiting for you at
the parking lots... we will kill you."
Before the suspect was apprehended,
protest leaders said the university admin-
istrators were not doing enough to
address the threats against minority stu-
One black student tweeted an email
conversation with his professor in which
he told the professor he was scared to
Online threats rattle Missouri university
A deal has been struck on using satellites
to track planes, motivated by the disappearance
of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 last year.
The decision to dedicate part of the radio
spectrum to a global flight tracking system was
taken at a UN conference in Geneva yesterday.
The conference aimed to improve on the cur-
rent tracking system which relies on ground-
MH370 disappeared in March 2014 with 239
people on board.
Representatives from more than 160 countries
decided to set aside a radio frequency for the
satellite tracking of planes at the World Radio-
communication Conference (WRC), organised
by the UN s International Telecommunication
The deal will enable satellites to receive trans-
missions, known as automatic dependent sur-
veillance-broadcast (ADS-B), that aircraft cur-
rently only send to other aircraft and to ground
This will allow "real-time tracking of aircraft
anywhere in the world," said Francois Rancy,
head of the ITU s Radiocommunication Bureau.
The disappearance of flight MH370 exposed
weaknesses in worldwide air navigation sys-
The current system leaves around 70 per cent
of the world s airspace uncovered.
Soon after the plane disappeared, Malaysia s
communication minister urged the ITU to help
find new ways of transmitting flight data in
The Malaysia Airlines flight was en route
from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing when air traffic
control staff lost contact with it.
The plane is long believed to have crashed
into the southern Indian Ocean.
In July part of an aircraft wing was found on
Reunion Island. Malaysian authorities later con-
firmed the debris to be from the missing MH370
The UN s aviation arm, the International Civil
Aviation Organisation (ICAO), has set a Novem-
ber 2016 deadline for adopting new tracking
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