News In Rhyme
Earthquake hits near capital
In the Coasts there are differences between East and West
From who likes to surf and who likes to sail
And what rappers they think are best
And one has Stanford and the other Yale
But this week one of those differences went away
Because this Tuesday the Northeast had an earthquake
Just like Los Angeles or the San Francisco bay
And both Wall Street and the White House felt the ground shake
5.8 on Richter's seismographic scale
But while people missed work no one got hurt
A moderate earthquake hit the Virgina town of Mineral and could be felt in both Washington D.C. and New York City. No signficant damage or injuries were reported.
Steve Jobs leaves Apple
Steve Jobs and Apple go together like peanut butter and jelly
But sadly he was forced to quit
Becauce pancreatic cancer made him unhealthy
And now the company lacks the creator's wit
Mac's stocks are going down
As investors worry about what Apple wll do now
And whether the technology king will lose its crown
And shareholders one big cash cow.
Steve Jobs stepped down from Apple this Wedneday. The charismatic founder of the technology company has battled significant health problems due to cancer which many speculate as a probable reason. It is also unclear whether Apple itself will be able to reach the same level of succsess without Jobs at the helm.
Libyan Rebels take Tripoli
The rebels in Libya took the capital of Tripoli
Thus scoring a big win for the force backed by NATO
And they took Col. Gadhafi's compound which is key
But they still have much to do to vanquish their foe
The dictator still has supporters high and low
Both in the capital and in towns like Surt
And where Gadhafi is, who knows
Either way the Western world is alert
Libyan rebels took some parts of Tripoli ending the months long stalemate in that country. Succsess is a long way off, however, as Col. Gadhafi is still at large and government troops remain in both the capital and country. Even if the rebels can take complete control of their African nation, significant political problems remain.
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A task force on slavery, segregation and racial injustice has been established by the university, according to an email sent by President David Leebron and Provost Marie Lynn Miranda. In the email, sent out on Tuesday, Leebron said that the task force was created to learn about instances of racial injustice in Rice’s past and examine ways to promote diversity and inclusion in its future.
Provost Marie Lynn Miranda announced that she will be stepping down from her role as provost, a position she has held for the last four years, at the end of June, in an email sent last Sunday. Miranda will go on sabbatical for the 2019-2020 academic year, after which she plans on reassuming her faculty position in the department of statistics, according to Miranda’s email. Her decision follows the diagnosis of her youngest child with cancer last year.
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